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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0047 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 May 1943 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Sylvia went to the Executive Board Meeting the night before and She is now the Educational Chairman. While in Washington D.C. representatives of Community CIO Council met with the president [FDR] who discussed prices and rationing with them and said he needed their help in persuading Congress. She talked about a sailor who had come to see Congress in session when they were debating the Anti-Poll Tax Bill and had shouted that he was fighting to save democracy. The papers printed what he said, not what the Southerners in Congress said.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Marriage, Soldier's Letter, World War II, Women's History, Military History, Woman Author, Organized Labor, Washington, D.C., Education, Rationing, President, Government and Civics, Congress, Taxes or Taxation, Law, Navy, Suffrage, African American History, Civil Rights

Sub Era: World War II