This collection contains black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer – most likely a delegate – to the 40th
annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention held in Los Angeles, California, from
July 12-17, 1949. Approximately 500 delegates from over 40 states attended the annual conference of America's oldest civil
rights organization. Most photos are informal snapshots depicting the convention's opening and closing sessions; also included
are a few professionally taken group photos of participants.
The black and white snapshots that make up the bulk of the collection were probably taken by an unknown attendee--most likely
a delegate--who was present at the 40th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Convention held
in Los Angeles from July 12-17, 1949. There are also a few professionally taken group photos as well; most do not have studio
imprints on them.
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