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NAACP "The Spingarn Medal"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.334 Author/Creator: NAACP Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 8 December 1956 Pagination: 8 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: One program entitled, "The Spingarn Medal," dated December 8, 1956. Document is related to a ceremony hosted by the NAACP where they honored "distinguished merit and achievement among American Negroes." Includes a list of winners from 1922, 1930, 1936, 1943, 1949 and 1956. An insert details that the honoree a the luncheon in 1956 was Jackie Robinson and a list of the day's events.

People: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974
Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt, 1868-1963
Tobias, Channing, 1882-1961
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ActivismAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansSports and GamesBaseballNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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