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NAACP "How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Began"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.130 Author/Creator: NAACP Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1954-1954 Pagination: 3 items

Summary of Content: Collection of three copies of "How the National Assocation for the Advancement of Colored People Began," by Mary White Ovington. Details the history of the organization and list of the trustee members and officers.

People: Mitchell, Clarence Jr., 1911-1984
Moon, Henry Lee, 1901-1985
Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951
Randolph, A. Phillip, 1889-1979
Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett)., 1878-1971
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955
Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt, 1868-1963

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ActivismAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansGovernment and CivicsLegislationOrganizationsRace discriminationReligionSegregation

Sub Era: The Fifties

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