Document 3: Letter from Emma Wold to Miss Anna A. Clemons, 20 October 1920, National Woman's Party Papers, 1913-1974, Library of Congress (Microfilm (1979), reel 5).
Emma Wold at NWP headquarters responds to Anna Clemons's inquiry in a rather officious tone, implying that Clemons may have done something wrong because, after all, "colored women are being registered in North Carolina." Still, she offers the assistance of the National Woman's Party.
October 20, 1920
Miss Anna A. Clemons,
My dear Miss Clemons:
Your letter of October 10 inquiring about registration and voting by mail in North Carolina has just come in my hands.
Registration must be made in person in North Carolina and in the precinct in which you live. It is possible to vote by mail on applying for a ballot to the county board. Registrations close on October 23. As you undoubtedly understand, no one may register or vote outside of his own precinct.
We have been making inquiries and learn that colored women are being registered in North Carolina. Have you tried personally? If not, will you try to and let us know the result. Should the registration board refuse to register you, we shall be glad to look into the matter and see what can be done about it. Please be sure to let us know the result of your attempt to register.
Very sincerely yours,
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