BROWSE ITEMS TAGGED "WASHINGTON D.C."
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Dining Car Discrimination

Dining Car Discrimination

June 12, 1942

This letter, on NAACP letterhead, refers to the complaint of Frank B. Adair who was denied access to the dining car on the "Crescent Limited"...

Tags: African Americans | New York | Railroads | Washington D.C. |
World War II
Post War Employment

Postwar Employment

December 18, 1946

In response to a reduction in workforce after World War II, President Harry Truman requested that all qualified workers...

Tags: Labor | Washington D.C. | World War II
Letters to Mrs. Coretta Scott King

MLK Holiday Commission

1987

Baseball Commissioner Peter Uberroth was a board member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission...

Tags: Baseball | Georgia | Washington D.C.
Tennessee Valley Labor Pool

Tennessee Valley Labor

May7-16, 1942

Already involved in power generation, agriculture, dam construction, malaria eradication, munitions manufacture, and other war-related tasks...

Tags: Labor | Tennessee | Washington D.C. | World War II
TVA Offers Assistance to the War Department

TVA Offers Assistance

July 17, 1941

Even before the United States declared war on Germany and Japan, the TVA anticipated its potential contributions to the various missions...

Tags: Tennessee | Washington D.C. | World War II
Treasury Department Letter

Treasury Dept. Letter

July 1943

In this letter, Special Assistant Brite is inquiring when Soviet officials plan to visit U.S. the facilities which were contracted to provide equipment...

Tags: Soviet Union | Tennessee | Washington D.C.
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

March 14, 1938

This cartoon appeared in the Washington Post on March 14, 1938...

Tags: Political Cartoons | Tennessee | Washington D.C.
Critique of Technique

Critique of Technique

March 1938

This cartoon appeared in the Washington Evening Star in March 1938...

Tags: Political Cartoons | Tennessee | Washington D.C.
Flood of Muddy Water

Flood of Muddy Water

March 9, 1938

This cartoon appeared in the Washington Evening Star on March 9, 1938...

Tags: Political Cartoons | Tennessee | Washington D.C.
House Resolution 3706

MLK Holiday Established

January 3, 1983

In January 1983, President Reagan approved an act making the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a legal public holiday...

Tags: Martin Luther King, Jr. | Washington D.C.