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NAACP "NAACP: An American Organization"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.136 Author/Creator: NAACP Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: June 1956 Pagination: 12 p. ; 20 x 13.5 cm.

One pamphlet entitled, "NAACP: An American Organization," dated June 1956. Text within the document refers to white supremacist groups that call NAACP a "Communist-dominated" group. Proceeds to recount six statements made against their mission and reiterating the core of their work such as not being subversive, that the Communists of the U.S.A. does not precede their anti-segregation program, that they are not affliated with the Communist Party, and that they have been supported by people of all races and religions.

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