[New York: ca. 1920]. pp., on a single folded sheet. Moderate tanning, minor chipping to edges, and somewhat brittle. Very good. Item #3489
A possibly unrecorded flyer published by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to spur interest in local chapters. The front cover touts the fact that in the "past 18 months, 161 additional communities have discovered the advantages of linking up their local efforts...." The three advantages of a local chapter of the NAACP listed in the title are detailed in the text. These advantages basically concern linking local organizations to the national power of the NAACP, expanding the "fighting radius" of a community organization, and allows for a local chapter to spread "its principles of Justice and True Democracy for the colored race" through "agencies" such as The Crisis, the Speakers' Bureau, and the NAACP Press Service. The present work is not dated but was very likely published between 1916 and 1920, as James Weldon Johnson is listed as the Field Secretary, a position he served in during those years. Johnson became the Executive Secretary of the NAACP in 1920 and served the next decade in that role. No copies of this work appear in OCLC.