Includes the NAACP's papers from the Scottsboro case, its anti-lynching investigative and legislative files, and records documenting discrimination in the criminal justice system.
The focus of this module is on the efforts of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to combat lynching, mob violence, discrimination in the criminal justice system, and white resistance to civil rights efforts. A particularly rich set of records in this module is the NAACP file on one of the most celebrated criminal trials of the 20th century--the case of the Scottsboro Boys. These files are supplemented by materials on segregation and discrimination complaints regarding public accommodations and recreational facilities sent to and investigated by the NAACP, and records on discrimination in employment.
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the NAACP's efforts to end school segregation and to gain voting rights and equal employment opportunities, among other campaigns for equal rights. Covers campaigns beginning in 1914.
This collection documents the systematic assault of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on segregated education that culminated in Brown v. Board in 1954. The 1916-1950 files in this collection document the NAACP's campaign against the "white primary," discriminatory registration practices, and the "grandfather clause." Files from 1956-1965 chronicle the efforts of the NAACP to capitalize on the 1957 Civil Rights Act and the much stronger Voting Rights Act of 1965. Also documents the NAACP's wide-ranging campaign regarding equal employment opportunities.
Addendum to the Papers of the Congress of Racial Equality, 1941-1967. Accompanied by guide: The papers of the Congress of Racial Equality, addendum, 1944-1968 in Newspapers & Microforms E185.61.A12 P35 1982