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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 17th annual report NAACP for the year 1926

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06135.03 Author/Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: January 1927 Pagination: 1 v. : 50 p. ; 22.7 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains a list of NAACP officers for 1927, including President Moorfield Storey. Foreword states "More and more, has it been borne in upon the Association that for the present the avenue to affirmation and defense of the Negro's fundamental rights in America lies through the courts." Includes reports on the Sweet case, residential segregation in several cities, the Texas-White primary, mob violence, and the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, among other topics. Contains a report on finances. Closes with a report from the department of publications and research.

Background Information: Leonidas Carstarphen Dyer (1871-1957), author of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, was a Republican Congressional Representative from Missouri from 1911-1933. The bill won President Warren G. Harding's support, and would have ...stiffened penalties for lynchings. It passed in the House in 1922 but was defeated in the Senate.See More

People: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929

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

Subjects: African American AuthorAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReform MovementElectionGovernment and CivicsLynchingJudiciaryLawJim CrowMobs and RiotsTexas

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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