Chartered in 1920, Brooklyn NAACP was founded during a year of turmoil and pervasive lynching of African-Americans. One of our first meetings, held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 1920, was an anti-lynching meeting. Congressman Leonidas C. Dyer of Missouri, who introduced the Anti-Lynching Bill in Congress attended the meeting along with the unwavering anti-lynching campaigner Senator Joseph Frank of Maryland.

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