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[[left margin NAACP stamp]]NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE NAACP FOUNDED 1909 [[/left margin]]

NAACP NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE 
ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE
P.O. Box 786┬ĚRadio City Station┬ĚN.Y., N.Y. 10101 
 
BENJAMIN L. HOOKS, Executive Director

76th Annual NAACP Convention Highlights

"Help Make Democracy Thrive - Join The NAACP

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[[largest image Benjamin L. Hooks addressing the 76th annual NAACP convention in Dallas:"We are moving forward."]]

Every civil rights advance of the past thirty years is in grave danger. Racism is raising its ugly specter throughout the land. Many of our national and local leaders are fanning the embers of racial enmity in every section of our beloved land.

Now is the time for each American who believes in racial justice and equality to stand tall with the NAACP in defense of the cherished values for which we have fought so hard and long together. So many of our finest young men and women sacrifice so much to wipe out the stains of slavery and discrimination which have besmirched our land. Some, like Martin Luther King, John Kennedy and Medgar Evers, died to fulfill the American Dream. Even more were beaten, maimed, bombed and hounded in the cause of freedom. 

Today, we are faced with a massive assault on each and every civil rights achievement so dearly won. The forces of reaction and bigotry have spread like a cancer to the halls of Congress and many state legislatures. They are buttressed by rapidly proliferating extremists of the Far Right, traditional segregationists of the Deep South and God-fearing citizens of the Moral Majority. At the tip of the iceberg and growing daily are the paramilitary groups led by the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis. 

77th Annual Convention
will be held June 29th thru July 3, 1986
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Md. 

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