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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 20th annual report of the NAACP for the year 1929

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06135.05 Author/Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: January 1930 Pagination: 1 v. : 74 p. ; 22.9 x 15.2 cm.

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Summary of Content: Contains a list of NAACP officers for 1929. Foreword states "Uncompromising insistence upon full participation by the Negro in all phases of life is coming more and more to be the attitude of thinking and intelligent white and colored people." Contains reports on African Americans and the vote, residential segregation, African American federal prisoners, discrimination in athletics and church, anti-intermarriage bills, President Herbert Hoover's crime commission, and lynching, among other topics. Provides updates on the NAACP's legal defense related to particular cases, such as the Bell-Swain case and the Ben Bess case, which were described in more detail in the previous year's report (see GLC06135.04). Also discusses other legal cases, such as that of Ralph Baker, a young black university student who was shot by an off-duty policeman on a New York City train platform. Includes a financial summary. Closes with a report from the Department of Publications and Research.

Background Information:

People: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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

Subjects: African American AuthorAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReform MovementGovernment and CivicsPresidentCrimeLynchingDeath PenaltyInjury or WoundElectionSuffrageJim CrowPrisonerSports and GamesReligionMarriageWomen's HistoryLaw

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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