Extract from speech at the Chicago Coliseum

Author:
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Date:
1912-08-06
Description:
Theodore Roosevelt addresses the "negro question," concerning African American delegates to the National Progressive Convention. Roosevelt deliberately brought into the Progressive Party African American delegates of good character from the Northern states, which was accomplished by encouraging men in the North to act fairly toward their neighbors, giving African Americans the opportunity to earn respect instead of "paying obligation to them" as the Republican Party did in the South. Roosevelt argues that following the course of action taken by the Republican Party, while politically expedient, would ultimately be detrimental to both black men and white men in the South, as well as the Progressive Party itself.
Subject:
Republican National Convention, Speeches, addresses, etc., Political parties--Officials and employees, Race relations--Political aspects, African Americans--Politics and government, Illinois--Chicago, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York (State), Georgia, Rhode Island, United States--Gulf States, United States--South Atlantic States, National Progressive Convention, Progressive Party (1912), Democratic Party (U.S.), Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Harris, Julian LaRose, 1874-1963, Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o285777
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