Document 9B: Letter From Emma Wold to Lucy Burns, 14 January 1921, National Woman's Party Papers, 1913-1974, Library of Congress (Microfilm, reel 5).
January 14, 1921.
Miss Lucy Burns,
200 Columbia Heights,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
My Dear Miss Burns:
Your letter from Miss Mary White Ovington with your little note to Miss Paul reached headquarters two weeks ago and was sent on to Miss Paul who was then in New York. On her return Miss Paul has asked me to tell you that she has seen the letter and your note, and that the subject of a speaker from the colored people on our convention program has been considered quite extensively.
We have had several requests similar to yours from members of the Executive Committee and the Advisory Council. In replying to all of these we have stated that as the program of the association for the advancement of colored people is a racial one rather than a feminist one, we have not found a place for a representative from that organization at the only session devoted to hearing from women's organizations. Mrs. Talbert as a delegate from some state would of course have the privilege of speaking from the floor at any time and I believe it is the intention now to appoint her as a delegate so that she may have the opportunity.
We are looking forward to seeing you here at the convention. Of all the speakers who will appear on the program, you and Sara Field are the ones that I want particularly to hear.
Very Sincerely yours,
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