Moore to RPW Letter 11/15/65
As a public figure in favor of civil rights, Warren is asked to lend his name to the "Committee of 100."
Moore to RPW Letter 11/15/65 Searchable TextCollapse
[Left margin of document lists members of the Committee of 100.]
The "Committee of 100"
in support of
The N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
November 15, 1965 Suite 2030
10 Columbus Circle
New York 19, N. Y.
Mr. Robert Penn Warren LAckawanna 4-6702
Dear Mr. Warren:
We know your deep interest in the efforts of the NAACP Legal
Defense and Educational Fund to secure the constitutional
rights of Negro Americans through action in the courts.
I hope you will agree to help us in a most important way by
permitting your name to be listed on this letterhead as a
member of the "Committee of 100." Our Committee, since its
founding by the late William Allan Neilson in 1943, has been
responsible for one-third to one-half of hte annual budget
of the Legal Defense Fund. Gifts resulting from the mail
campaign of the Committee will this year total more than
half a million dollars, representing contributions from
nearly fifty thousand people.
Your official sponsorship as a member of our group will add
strength to our appeals. No other specific service is
expected of Committee members. We do not hold meetings, but
will report to you from time to time on the progress of the
Legal Defense Fund's program. The stated concern of persons
like yourself reflects the integrity and urgency of our
Under separate cover, I have sent you recent reports of our
work. I enclose a Memorandum from our Director-Counsel,
Jack Greenberg, which describes emergency programs
undertaken by the Fund to spur lagging implementation of the
1964 Civil Rights Act in education, hospitals, and employment.
These new programs, which we feel are essential, are
part of the reason why the Fund will need increasing support.
Please write me if you have questions about any aspect of
our work. I hope you will consent to join us as a member of
the "Committee of 100." By signing the enclosed form, you
will authorize us to include your name on our letterhead.
Paul Moore, Jr.
Dedicated to the Creation of an America of Justice and Equality for Our Negro Fellow Citizens
Contributions are deductible up to 30% for U.S. Income Tax Purposes.