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1918 - John Shillady becomes Secretary of the NAACP.
- Walter White joins NAACP staff as Assistant Executive Secretary.
- The Association persuades Woodrow Wilson to commute death penalty for 10 servicemen convicted in 1917 Houston revolt.
- William Stanley Braithwaite, poet, literary critic and editor, receives Spingarn Medal.

1919 - W.E.B. Du Bois convenes the first Pan-African Congress at the Grand Hotel in Paris.
- The NAACP publishes Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States, a documentation.
- Archibald H. Grimke receives Spingarn Medal for seventy years of distinguished service to his race and country.

1920 - W.E.B. Du Bois receives the Spingarn Medal for the founding and calling of the Pan-African Congress.

1921 - James Weldon Johnson becomes NAACP Executive Secretary.
- Charles S. Gilpin receives Spingarn Medal for his performance in "The Emperor Jones."

1922 - Mary B. Talbert, former president of National Association of Colored Women, receives Spingarn Medal.

1923 - James Weldon Johnson leads delegation to take petitions bearing 124,454 signatures to President Calvin Coolidge and secures reduction in sentence for servicemen convicted in Houston revolt.
- George Washington Carver receives Spingarn Medal for research in agricultural chemistry.

1924 - Roland Hayes, internationally-acclaimed tenor receives Spingarn Medal.

1925 - NACP secures Clarence Darrow to defend Dr. O.H. Sweet following an attack upon his new home in Detroit by white mob.
- Carter G. Woodson, historian, receives Spingarn Medal for service in collecting and publishing the record of the Negro in America.

1927 - The first Texas "white" primary case before 

[[images - 4 black & white photographs of scenes around the convention]]
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