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My Dear Mr. Fechner:

I have your letter of September 24 in which you express doubt as to the advisability of appointing Negro supervisory personnel in Negro CCC camps. For my part, I am quite certain that Negroes can function in supervisory capacities just as efficiently as can white men and I do not think that they should be discriminated against merely on account of their color.  >>more...>>

Title:     Harold Ickes to Robert Fechner, 20 September 1935
Author:    Ickes, Harold L.
Source:     National Archives
Date:     September 20, 1935

Type:     Letter

Listed Under:
African Americans
Civilian Conservation Corps

Notes:     Harold Ickes to Robert Fechner, 20 September 1935, "CCC Negro Foremen" file, Box 70O, General Correspondence of the Director, Record Group 35, National Archives, College Park, Maryland.

For more documents, photographs and information on this subject, see the New Deal Network feature African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps.