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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Governor Henry Allen

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Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Date: July 21, 1919

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's records, Allen, Box 2 Folder 9

Unit ID: 214806

Summary: This letter was written by the NAACP to Kansas Governor Henry Allen concerning the cost of the Anti Lynching conference that had taken place in New York in May of 1919. The NAACP asked Governor Allen to please help reimburse their Anti Lynching fund which paid for the conference. Since Governor Allen had signed an order to call for a national conference on lynching, the NAACP assumed he would be willing to help them. The lynching of African Americans particularly in Southern states had been an ongoing problem since the end of the Civil War. The National Conference on Lynching of 1919 asked for a federal law to be passed against the lynching of all citizens throughout the country. Although the passing of a federal bill failed in the 1920s, the NAACP succeed in bringing national attention to lynching and continued to fight for federal legislation.

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Title (Main title): National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Governor Henry Allen

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