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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP 1931 22nd annual report: a year's work for justice to the Negro

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06135.06 Author/Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: January 1932 Pagination: 1 v. : 54 p. ; 22.7 x 15.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains a list of NAACP officers for 1932. Foreword declares that the NAACP's aims "are in the path of manifest destiny of the darker races of the world. The world crisis and the social and political experiments that are its accompaniment all emphasize the fact which the Association was formed to promulgate- that the human family is one, and that all men are entitled to equal opportunity regardless of color or creed." Reports on African Americans saved from death or life imprisonment, school segregation, a fund for legal work, voting and the "white primary," discrimination (citing examples such as the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Act Veto and Red Cross Emergency Relief), and lynching, among other subjects. Mentions the NAACP's opposition to the repeal of Prohibition: it was concerned that if individual states were allowed to invalidate Prohibition (which New Jersey had done), other states could invalidate other amendments, such as the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments which supported African American rights. Closes with a financial report.

Background Information:

People: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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

Subjects: African American AuthorAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReform MovementDeath PenaltyPrisonerLawJudiciaryEducationJim CrowSuffrageElectionGovernment and CivicsCharity and PhilanthropyLynchingProhibitionAlcoholUS Constitutional AmendmentUS ConstitutionStates' Rights

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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