Marion Bromley to William Worthy

Fri, 08/04/1950
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On August 4, 1950, Marion Bromley asks William "Bill" Worthy whether he knows of any speakers that might be able to speak to the Wilmington, Ohio School Board in order to draw attention to the fight for integration in local grammar schools. She recommends Phillip Randolph, explaining that the State Fair Employment Practice (FEP) bill depends on small towns like Wilmington. She goes on to explain that there are rumors of local white schools admitting a few black students in the upcoming year, but that the likelihood is slim. She indicates that one father refused to send his son to a segregated school as an example of her group’s potential, but recognizes that she does not have much support from African-American or white communities. She proceeds to ask questions about Mr. Worthy’s work on segregation in the armed forces, and reminds him of her group’s desire for a speaker. 

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Document Description: one-page photocopy of typewritten letter; located in PLT Archive folder "COFO/Core-Miss. Project"; Notations: Marion Bromley to William Worthy, Box 1, Folder 1950 Asa Philip Randolph Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC,  Reproduced from the Collections of the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

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