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Mon, 05.31.1909

NAACP holds its first conference

Niagara Movement,
Boston 1907

On this date in 1909, the NAACP held its first conference, in New York City. Over 300 African Americans and whites-Americans attended.

Ida B. Wells Barrnett was a keynote speaker at the conference, condemning the lynching of Blacks in the United States.

Reference:
Black First:
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI
ISBN 0-8103-9490-1

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