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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People For the Good of America

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06197 Author/Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1926 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: NAACP poster listing statistics regarding the 3,436 lynchings that occurred between 1889 and 1922. States "Do you know that the United States is the Only Land on Earth where people are burned at the stake?" Reports that 83 women have been lynched in the United States. Requests that donations are sent to Joel Elias Spingarn, NAACP Treasurer.

People: Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Civil Rights, Mobs and Riots, Lynching, Death, Women's History

Sub Era: The Great Migration and Jim Crow The Politics of Reform