January 1, 2008.
This collection contains black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer – most likely a delegate – to the 40th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention held in Los Angeles, California, from July 12-17, 1949. Approximately 500 delegates from over 40 states attended the annual conference of America’s oldest civil rights organization. Most photos are informal snapshots depicting the convention’s opening and closing sessions; also included are a few professionally taken group photos of participants.
African American Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies