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Palestine, Texas - March 11, 1917

Palestine, Texas

Sirs: this is somewhat a letter of information I am a colored Boy aged 15 years old and I am talented for an artist and I am in search of some one will Cultivate my talent I have studied Cartooning therefore I am a Cartoonist and I intend to visit Chicago this summer and I want to keep in touch with your association and too from you knowledge can a Colored boy be an artist and make a white man's salary up there I will tell you more and also send a flew samples of my work when I rec an answer from you.


Emmett J. Scott, “Letters of Negro Migrants of 1916-1918.” The Journal of Negro History 4, no. 3 (July 1919), 297​.

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