Seeking an end to lynching, 15-year-old Ara Lee Settle wrote to President Harding to urge his support for the Dyer Bill. The bill failed, but Miss Settle’s letter was not entirely in vain—debate over the bill contributed to the decline of lynching in the 1920s and 1930s.
“Mr. President, we are looking to you” 1922
National Archives, General Records of the Department of Justice