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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.
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI