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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06197 Author/Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadside Date: circa 1926 Pagination: 1 p. ; 37.6 x 27.9 cm.

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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.

Background Information: Further research has indicated that the facts compiled on this broadside were originally used in a 1922 advertisement in the New York Times in support of the Dyer Anti-Lynching bill. About ...two-thirds of this broadside is identical to the New York Times ad. Our broadside served as a solicitation of funds and is titled "For the Good of America." Interestingly, the original ad is titled "The Shame of America."

A copy of the original New York Times ad can be found at http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6786.
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People: Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939

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

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil RightsMobs and RiotsLynchingDeathWomen's History

Sub Era: Jim Crow and the Great Migration

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