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Jackson, Giles B. (b. 1853?) to R. C. Burrow

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08907 Author/Creator: Jackson, Giles B. (b. 1853?) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Typed letter signed Date: 22 June 1901 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Seeks information for the Negro Business League's attempt to document African-Americans who meet Virginia's voting requirements. Explains that "The Negro Business League of Va. is endeavoring to...assist the constitutional convention in deriving at a just and proper solution of the Negro problem in its deliberation." Asks Burrow, the Commissioner of Revenue of Virginia, for the names and addresses of all black businessmen in Virginia, and approximately how much they pay to the state in taxes and deeds. Signed by Jackson as secretary of the Negro Business League. Typed on stationary of the Headquarters of the Negro Business League of Virginia.

People: Jackson, Giles B.
Burrow, R. C., fl. 1901.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, African American Author, Suffrage, State Constitution, Jim Crow, Government and Civics, Taxes or Taxation, Business and Finance, Finance, African American History

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform