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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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