Publication information

San Francisco Call
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Roosevelt Honors a Conspicuous Negro”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: San Francisco, California
Date of publication: 22 December 1901
Volume number: 91
Issue number: 22
Pagination: 22

“Roosevelt Honors a Conspicuous Negro.” San Francisco Call 22 Dec. 1901 v91n22: p. 22.
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James B. Parker (rewards, expressions of gratitude, etc.); McKinley assassination (government response); James B. Parker (public statements).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Marcus Hanna; William E. Mason; William McKinley; James B. Parker; Theodore Roosevelt.

Roosevelt Honors a Conspicuous Negro


Man Who Struck Down the Assassin of McKinley Is Called to Washington.

     ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 21.—Called to Washington by President Roosevelt to receive as a Christmas gift the first official recognition of his bravery in knocking down Assassin Czolgosz when he shot McKinley in Buffalo last September, James B. Parker, a negro, passed through Altoona to-night en route to the capital. He will receive a Federal appointment that will make him a national character.
     “It’s to be a messengership in the Senate,” said Parker to-night, “and as far as I am concerned, it comes unsolicited and unexpected. Senators Hanna and Mason have been interesting themselves in my behalf and have kindly solicited the place of all places I have wished for.”