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Sources of Freedom. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Robert Fechner (September 27, 1935)

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In this letter, President Franklin Roosevelt requested that segregated black crews in the CCC and Park Service be placed under the supervision of black foremen. He noted that these black foremen should not be asked to do technical work. While Eleanor Roosevelt had many close ties to the civil rights leaders of the 1930s, the President maintained a more ambivalent stand toward African-American rights. The Democratic Party depended heavily on southern Democrats, who won a series of concessions in the racial policies of the New Deal administration's expanding agencies and programs.

FDR to Robert Fechner, 27 September 1935

FDR to Robert Fechner, 27 September 1935, "CCC Negro Foremen" file, Box 700, General Correspondence of the Director, Record Group 35, National Archives, College Park, Maryland.


THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

Fechner -

In the CCC Camps, where the boys are colored, in the Park Service work, please try to put in colored foremen, not of course in technical work but in the ordinary manual work.

FDR


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