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    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Thirteen Typescripts of Addresses and Remarks Delivered on the Occasion of their 50th Anniversary. All are dated July 13-19, 1959 and were delivered at events in New York city; all measure 8.5" x 11", and vary in length from one to three pages. Includes most notably the address delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on July 17, 1959; and excerpts from Thurgood Marshall's address. Also present are addresses by Nelson Rockefeller, Channing Tobias, Hugh Scott, Hubert Humphrey, Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, William Holmes Borders, Ralph Bunche, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Max D. Davidson, and Roy Wilkins.

    Together with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s address (7 pages) titled "The Montgomery Story" delivered at the 47th NAACP Annual Convention in San Francisco on June 27, 1956; remarks by Rev. Richard S. Emrich (4 pages, 8.5" x 14") on presentation of the 42nd Spingarn Medal to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on June 28, 1957; and a re-print of "How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People", by Mary White Ovington.

    Condition: Overall very good, with a few typescripts having stray stains; but most are very clean.

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