This collection contains black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer – most likely a delegate – to the 40th
annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Convention held in Los Angeles, California, from July 12-17, 1949. Approximately 500 delegates from over 40 states attended
the annual conference of America's oldest civil rights organization. Most photos are informal snapshots depicting the convention's
opening and closing sessions; also included are a few professionally taken group photos of participants.
The black and white snapshots that make up the bulk of the collection were probably taken by an unknown attendee--most likely
a delegate--who was present at the 40th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Convention held
in Los Angeles from July 12-17, 1949. There are also a few professionally taken group photos as well; most do not have studio
imprints on them.
In order to reproduce, publish, broadcast, exhibit, and/or quote from this material, researchers must submit a written request
and obtain formal permission from Special Collections, Cal Poly, as the owner of the physical collection.