TLS from A. Dumas Watson, Director of Publicity of Negro Achievement Day Committee on Letterhead, 1935

Watson, A. Dumas. Director of Publicity for the Negro Achievement Day Committee of the California Pacific International Exposition. TLS on Negro Achievement day Committee letterhead, 1p, approx. 8.5 x 11 in., Los Angeles, California. August 1, 1935. Addressed to Dr. Charles S. Wesley, professor of history and modern languages at Howard University, later President of Wilberforce University (more typically known by the name Dr. Charles H. Wesley).

Writing on behalf of the Negro Achievement Day Committee, Watson informs Dr. Wesley that the committee does not have the monetary resources to pay in full for transportation, presumably for Dr. Wesley to travel to the forthcoming celebration of "Negro Day, August 24, 1935." "I hope you understand the situation as all monies coming to this committee for expenses of this day has to be raised by the committee. There has been no monies allotted this committee by the Exposition Officials for this day."

National Negro Achievement Day was an observance planned "to show the progress of the Negro throughout the United States in all fields of endeavor." The day was celebrated throughout the United States often with fanfare including parades, speeches, and ceremonies. This celebration of Negro Achievement Day was part of the California Pacific International Exposition which opened in San Diego on May 29, 1935. 


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