Letter from Gertrude Weil, writing on behalf of the Equal Suffrage Association of North Carolina, August 4, 1920, page 2.
Courtesy of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.
[continued from the previous page] he meets that State's requirements. The same guarantee by the Federal Government to WOMEN would be no usurpation of STATES' rights.
4. The menace of the negro woman's vote is a figment of the Anti imagination. Negro women will be allowed to vote on the same terms as Negro men. Would you consider disfranchising the whole male sex because a few negro men vote?<
5. The women of North Carolina DO want the vote. The following have said so, representing the strongest organizations of women, morally and numerically:
N.C. Federation of Women's Clubs,<
N.C. Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs,
N.C. Branch of Women's Christian Temperance Union,
State Nurses' Association
Besides, the students of the following schools and colleges, representing the education and intelligence of the young generation:
N. C. College for Women,
Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute,
Appalachian Training School;
and students in the following summer schools, representing many of the State's school teachers: University of North Carolina,
State A.&E. College,
N.C. College for Women,
Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute.
We ask your careful and honest consideration of these facts.
Yours very truly,
North Carolina Office of Archives and History