NAACP Detroit Branch Records

Accession Number: 
UR000244
Userestrict: 
To use complaint files in Part 3, Series XVI (Boxes 89, 90), researchers must sign a Restricted Use Statement.
Extent: 
65 linear feet (27 SB, 70 MB, 1 OS) and 12.7 Gigabytes
Date: 
1912-2016, bulk 1956-2007

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 1912 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, scattered records concerning police brutality and discrimination in housing, employment, and education, civil rights complaints, membership campaigns, events and programming, and administrative materials.

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