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National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People 14th annual report NAACP for the year 1923

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06135.02 Author/Creator: National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: January 1924 Pagination: 1 v. : 54 p. ; 22.7 x 15.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06135.02 Author/Creator: National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: January 1924 Pagination: 1 v. : 54 p. ; 22.7 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains a list of NAACP officers for 1924, including President Moorfield Storey. An introductory letter from Storey asks for financial support from readers of the pamphlet. Foreword states that the NAACP "is striving; it is striving to vindicate the American idea ... that every man shall have opportunity for the highest self development and that his achievements shall not be denied recognition on their merits." Includes reports on the Dyer anti-lynching bill, race riots and mob violence, discrimination at Harvard University, an African American veteran's hospital at Tuskegee, Alabama, the Ku Klux Klan, the 24th infantry, the national marriage and divorce bill, and the Sterling-Reed education bill, among other topics. Closes with a report on finances.

Background Information: Leonidas Carstarphen Dyer (1871-1957), author of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, was a Republican Congressional Representative from Missouri from 1911-1933. The bill won President Warren G. Harding's support, and would have ...stiffened penalties for lynchings. It passed in the House in 1922 but was defeated in the Senate.See More

People: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, fl. 1909-
Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Education ReformBlack AuthorAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReform MovementKu Klux KlanMarriageWomen's HistoryLawLynchingFinanceMobs and RiotsEducationAfrican American TroopsHospital

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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