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In 2009, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the largest, most prominent, and arguably the most important civil rights organization in US history, celebrated its 100th birthday. This book, produced by the NAACP and its magazine, The Crisis, represents an official attempt to recognize and honor the organization's history. The volume includes a handful of introductory essays. Each chapter depicts a decade in the organization's past and provides a narrative time line of important events and moments in the NAACP's history. But its contribution, as the subtitle indicates, comes in the hundreds of pictures, including reproductions of documents and dozens of covers images from The Crisis. NAACP is not a scholarly tome, though the hundreds of photographs and other illustrations and the time line are certainly useful for historians. Rather, it is a handsome commemorative work that belongs on coffee tables as much as on library shelves. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. D. C. Catsam University of Texas of the Permian Basin
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