Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Discipline

Social Science


It is only fair to the reader to say frankly in advance that the attitude of any person toward the subject will be distinctly influenced by his preconceived notions of an effective Inter-racial agency. If he questions the writer's selection of every act, merely for the sake of satisfying a hypo-critical nature, then he will need something more than the sort of facts and comments that the writer has given, lit is not the writer"s attempt to convince anyone of the strength or weakness of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The writer uses several reference books, a few Negro newspapers, answers to personal and written inquiries, and an assortment of pamphlets and magazines. Although the account of the activities may appear biased, the writer uses precaution in his presentation.

A. Purposes of this Study:- The writer has two general purposes in writing this thesis. They are: (1) to sketch the origin, development, and representative activities of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People\ and (2) to appraise the activities and accomplishments of the organization. 3. Limitations on the Scope of the Subject:- The following limitations are placed on the scope of "the subject: (1) The treatment does not aim to be chronological; rather several accounts are cited in addition to the reconstruction background to support the claim that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been active since its formation; (2) the source of material is limited to pamphlets and bulletins from the National Office, Negro Histories, newspaper accounts and personal and written communications with officials of the National and. branch offices; (3) the appraisal is that of officials of the organization, and the writer's personal interpretation; (4) other civic organizations are passed over lightly; (5) although various activities are depicted briefly, stress is placed on the crusade against lynching; and (6) the writer avoids tracing rises and declines in membership, interest, and finance.

Committee Chair/Advisor

S.E. Warren

Committee Member

Agnes Maddox- Scott


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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