Black Gold Star Mothers (New York Times Article 1930)

The petition to President Hoover by 55 of 216 identified Black Gold Star Mothers forced the State Department to issue a public statement that guaranteed Black women “equal accommodation, care, and consideration.”  The Black community’s public denouncement of the segregated pilgrimages initiated a slow shift of Black voter support from the Republican to the Democratic Party by the 1936 presidential election.

Capital rebuffs Gold Star Negroes. (1930, May 30).  The New York Times. p. 12.  Reprint