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NAACP 50th anniversary Founders' Observance program, 1959-02-12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 28

Scope and Contents

An event program for the NAACP's Fiftieth Anniversary Founders' Observance celebration. It was held at the Community Church of New York on the afternoon of February 12, 1959. Speakers included NAACP founders W. E. B. DuBois and John Haynes Holmes. Other speakers included Roy Wilkins, Robert C. Weaver, Lloyd K. Garrison, and Arthur B. Spingarn. The program also describes the founding of the NAACP, beginning with the Springfield race riot of 1908 and a list of the 53 signers of a call for support for a national conference to discuss civil rights.


  • Creation: 1959-02-12

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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Waiting for Godot Books in February 2017.

Processing Information

Processed in December 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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