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National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People [Program from the 24th annual conference of the NAACP]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06135.07 Author/Creator: National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Pamphlet Date: 22 June 1933-2 July 1933 Pagination: 1 v. : 20 p. ; 21.7 x 10.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Lists Chicago NAACP officers and committee members. Cites meeting locations. Lists times for business sessions and mass meetings during the conference. Page 19 contains the lyrics for the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," written by the diplomat, writer and musician James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938). Mentions speeches given by such notables as activist Mary White Ovington, one of the founders of the NAACP, and reformer Jane Addams, founder of Hull settlement House and future winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Background Information:

People: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, fl. 1909-
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Black AuthorAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReform MovementMusicWomen's History

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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