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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: February 12, 1909

Biographical / Historical

The NAACP is nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, created in 1909 to empower and protect African Americans under the Constitution through principles of equal justice under the law.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 49
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional lives of James Weldon Johnson, Grace Nail Johnson, and to a lesser degree, the Johnson and Nail families, spanning the years 1850 to 2005, with the bulk of material dating between 1900 and 1976. The papers chronicle Johnson’s writing career and involvement in education, politics, and cultural affairs and consist of a variety of documents, including correspondence, writings, personal papers,...
Dates: circa 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1976

William Pickens papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 125
Scope and Contents: Manuscript and printed works, scrapbooks, ephemera, and realia documenting the career of William Pickens. Writings of Pickens and others on African-American culture, emancipation and civil rights are present, as are scrapbooks, ephemera, and commemorative items documenting Pickens' academic accomplishments, including with Phi Beta Kappa, career as a civil servant in the United States Savings Bonds Program of the Treasury Department, and civil rights activist. Photographs of Pickens' Yale...
Dates: 1875-1991, bulk 1910-1954

Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 38
Overview: The Walter White and Poppy Cannon Papers document the careers and lives of Walter White and Poppy Cannon and span the dates 1910 to 1956. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, other papers, and photographs documenting Walter White's career as the Secretary for the N.A.A.C.P. and as a writer. Poppy Cannon's career as an editor, writer, and publicity consultant is also documented in the Papers.
Dates: circa 1910-1956