Hughes, Langston (1902-1967) Fight for freedom: the story of the NAACP
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06123 Author/Creator: Hughes, Langston (1902-1967) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Book signed Date: 30 September 1962 Pagination: 1 v. : 224 p. : ill. ; 21.7 x 15 cm.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company. Signed on the front flyleaf by Hughes, who inscribed the copy to Raymond Johnson. Signed and inscribed 30 September 1962 on the inner back cover by Evangeline Upshur Truman in Little Rock, Arkansas. Foreword provided by Arthur B. Spingarn, then-President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who highlights the longstanding relationship Hughes has had with the organization and its magazine, The Crisis. Hughes discusses the formation of the NAACP, African American organization efforts before the NAACP, the interwar years, World War II, and African Americans' experience of law, democracy, and politics. Stresses the interracial membership of the NAACP and the organization's legal victories in dismantling anti-black laws and traditions. Illustrated with photographs.
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