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National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People For the Good of America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06197 Author/Creator: National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadside Date: circa 1926 Pagination: 1 p. ; 37.6 x 27.9 cm. Order a Copy PDF Download(s): PDF copy (image only)

NAACP poster listing statistics regarding the 3,436 lynchings that occurred between 1889 and 1922. States "Do you know that the United States is the Only Land on Earth where people are burned at the stake?" Reports that 83 women have been lynched in the United States. Requests that donations are sent to Joel Elias Spingarn, NAACP Treasurer.

Further research has indicated that the facts compiled on this broadside were originally used in a 1922 advertisement in the New York Times in support of the Dyer Anti-Lynching bill. About two-thirds of this broadside is identical to the New York Times ad. Our broadside served as a solicitation of funds and is titled "For the Good of America." Interestingly, the original ad is titled "The Shame of America."

A copy of the original New York Times ad can be found at http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6786.

Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939

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