Document 9: "Agreement Between the Anti-Lynching Crusaders and the N.A.A.C.P.," , NAACP Papers, Part 7: The Anti-Lynching Campaign, 1912-1955, Series B: Anti-Lynching Legislative and Publicity Files, 1916-1955, Library of Congress (Microfilm, Reel 3, Frames 567-68).
The NAACP had a close relationship with the Anti-Lynching Crusaders and was to be the beneficiary of any funds they raised. As the parent organization of the Crusaders, the NAACP was to provide a loan of one thousand dollars to aid the initial organization of the group, in addition to providing advice on publicity and publicity flyers. This document details the terms of the relationship between the NAACP and the Crusaders, the financial objectives of the Crusaders, and the dates by which the organization hoped to achieve its goals.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ANTI-LYNCHING CRUSADERS
AND THE N.A.A.C.P.
1. There shall be formed a union of women known as the "Anti-lynching Crusaders" to consist of a Central Committee, 46 state chairmen, key women in each city, and workers.
2. The object of this union shall be to "Unite a million women to stop lynching."
3. The women thus united shall raise two funds.
1. Expense Fund
This fund shall consist of gifts, donations, loans, and other monies to provide for the expenses of the drive. Each state shall raise its own expense funds and the central committee shall be responsible only for the general propaganda carried on by the Central Committee.
2. An Anti-Lynching Fund
This fund, which is the main object of the Crusade, shall be raised by pledge cards on which a million women of all races shall promise to pay, by sacrifice and self denial and on or before a designated day, the sum of at least one dollar, every cent of which shall go to the Anti-Lynching Fund.
This fund shall be paid to [_______] as trustee, or to the State Chairman. The State Chairman shall transmit weekly all such monies received to as trustee. The said trustee shall enter into agreement to turn over this fund as hereinafter provided.
4. The Anti-Lynching Crusaders, in order best to attain their cause of wanting a million women to stop lynching designate the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to disburse the Anti-Lynching fund, and direct the trustee to pay over all sums collected to the treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People monthly commencing October 1, 1922, until the entire amount has been paid over: with the proviso that the fund shall be expended by the said Directors to stop lynching, mob violence and kindred crimes, and for each other purposes as the Directors find necessary to accomplish this result.
5. The Anti-Lynching Crusade shall begin July 15 and end on or before December 31, 1923.
6. To aid the Crusade the N.A.A.C.P. promises:
A - A loan of $500 payable in two equal installments,
August 1 and September 1.
B - Advice in publicity matters
C - 10,000 small pamphlets setting forth the facts as to
D - 500 mimeographed leaflets of instructions.
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