Proceedings of the National Negro Conference, 1909 : New York May 31 and June 1

By: Du Bois, W. E. B., Ida Wells-Barnett, et. al.

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Green cloth with gilt titles. Slight bowing on front corners. Some edge, corner and surface wear with what may be residue from call numbers on the spine. No other indicators of a library are present. The binding is secure with no tears or parting and the book is square. General light aging. G+ to VG-. This is a collection of essays that, for the most part, were speeches at the inaugural National Negro Conference in 1909. By the next year this Conference had become the NAACP. The National Negro Conference was arranged in 1909 by American socialist, William English Walling, and others after race riots in Springfield, Missouri. While whites predominated in this initial conference a number of important African-Americans participated, most notably W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida Wells-Barnett, Rev. J. Milton Waldron and Bishop Alexander Waters, all of whom gave speeches that are in this volume. Booker T Washington was invited but did not attend. Barnett's speech on lynching is particularly noteworthy. (Especially since the Conference has a whole failed to support anti-lynching legislation.) In 1910 the second of these conferences was held and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was officially founded with Walling as the first President. In fact most of those who gave speeches at the first Conference became officers in the NAACP. This is a scarce volume of special importance in the history of the fight for civil rights and equality for black citizens. WorldCat locates only 9 copies in libraries. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 229 pages

Title: Proceedings of the National Negro Conference, 1909 : New York May 31 and June 1

Author Name: Du Bois, W. E. B., Ida Wells-Barnett, et. al.

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: New York, National Negro Conference: 1909

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 16308

Keywords: African - American Black Negro NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Race Lynching Civil Rights Racism