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Northern California Branch NAACP Year Book, circa 1918

Small booklet, "Year Book of the Northern California Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People," approx. 6 x 9 in., 30pp. Published by the Educational Committee of the Northern California Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. n.p. n.d. circa 1918. Front cover featuring photographic image of Moorfield Storey (1845-1929) of Boston, Massachusetts, founding president of the NAACP. Interior photographic images of E. Burton Ceruti (1875-1927), noted lawyer and founding member of the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP, as well as eight additional images of local officers representing the Northern California chapter of the organization. 

Book highlights advances made by NACCP in the California region as well as nationally, with particular focus on the landmark Buchanan v. Warley decision of the United States Supreme Court (1917) in which the court unanimously overturned a Louisville law that racially segregated Blacks by specific city blocks. Moorfield Storey served as lead counsel in the decision. 

Condition:

Some foxing particularly along front cover edge lines and to back cover, but overall good.

Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$188
12/03/2020

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