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Unknown Ike Small Award NAACP Youth Council

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.296 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1940s Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 12.2 x 17.7 cm. Order a Copy

A group photo of young African-American men and women. In the back row, eleven men stand. In the middle, three men and three women sit. In the front row, five women sit. Some smile and some look serious. Each person is labeled with their name in blue pen. On the reverse, a note written in pencil reads "Ike Small Award NAACP Youth Council 1940's," along with Geraldine Williams' signature. It was accompanied by a program for a NAACP Virginia State Conference as well as her NAACP membership card (GLC09587.247 and GLC09587.248).

Twitty, Geraldine Williams, 1930-

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