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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

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.

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