Letter from George W. Monroe to President Johnson

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Abstract

A former employee of the US Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, George Monroe, writes again to President Johnson regarding an injury he received and the discrimination he was met with in trying to receive his sick pay and disability benefits. President Johnson had given Monroe's complaint to the Commanding Officer of the USNA in Jacksonville, however, Monroe was still facing difficulty getting help and wrote again to President Johnson to ask for his help. Dr. King, NAACP Director Roy Wilkins, and several high-status congressmen were also forwarded a copy of this letter to make them aware of the struggles Negro servicemen face.

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