NAACP Detroit Branch Records

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was established in 1910 to help African-American citizens secure their rights, obtain legal justice and gain equal political, economic and social opportunity. The Detroit Branch was established in 1911 and has worked to improve conditions in housing, employment, education, and police-community relations and in doing so has received community-wide and national recognition. Their records reflect these accomplishments, including material on the Detroit race riot of 1943; civil rights complaints (1960-66); membership campaigns (1960-65); and scattered records concerning police brutality and discrimination in housing, employment, and education (1960-66).

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