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National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People 19th annual report NAACP for the year 1928

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06135.04 Author/Creator: National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: January 1929 Pagination: 1 v. : 48 p. ; 23 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains a list of NAACP officers for 1929, including President Moorfield Storey. Foreword commemorates twenty years of NAACP activity. Reports on legal cases such as that of Robert Bell and Grady Swain, two boys sentenced to death on a flimsy charge; and Ben Bess, who was serving a thirty-year sentence based solely on a woman's shaky accusation. Also includes reports on several other cases. Includes a section devoted to civil rights, which contains segments discussing voting, theater discrimination, school segregation, and other area-specific topics. Includes a report on lynching and a financial report. Closes with a segment from the Department of Publications and Research.

Background Information:

People: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, fl. 1909-
Bell, Robert, fl. 1928
Bess, Ben, fl. 1928
Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929
Swain, Grady, fl. 1928

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

Subjects: Black AuthorAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReform MovementArt, Music, Theater, and FilmEducationJim CrowLynchingDeath PenaltyLawWomen's HistoryJudiciarySuffrageElectionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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