Giving history a voice: Emmet Scott letter to US Military Intelligence, Morale Section

This 1918 letter from Emmett Scott, the special advisor of black affairs to the U.S. Secretary of War, to the Morale Section of the U.S. Military Intelligence Bureau describes unpleasant public relations, especially among African American civilians, following an attack of a white soldier on an black military police officer who was in transit through Alexandria, Louisiana with a prisoner.

Creator: Emmett Jay Scott, Special Adjutant to the Secretary of War, United States

Student narrator: Alex Crawford, 11th grade, Little Rock Central High School

Time Period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8)Early 20th Century (Progressive Era and WW1) (gr 9-12)

Audio recording, 2 minutes 6 seconds