I have been trying to find out more info on these intended house boys all day. I can’t find anything!! Anyone have any clues?
Also, I really like the “civil rights is colorless” part of the article.
NAACP marks 100th anniversary, steps into new era
By Stephen Magagnini
Recruiting at churches, schools, job fairs and community events, the Sacramento branch has nearly tripled from 323 adult members to 845 over the past 14 months, with another 45 youth members, said president Betty Williams.
“They’re white and black, Asian, Hispanic, Jewish, Muslim,” said Williams. “I think people are discovering that civil rights is colorless, whether it’s a gender issue, a religious issue, a same-sex issue.”
Jeanette Flowers Kimmons, who’s recruited more than 100 new members herself, added, “I always say don’t wait until something happens to be part of the solution.”
The Sacramento chapter – formed in 1916 in response to lynchings and kidnappings of mixed-race children who were to be raised as house boys – will mark the NAACP’s100th anniversary Nov. 14 with a fundraiser.
An image from 1929 of W.E.B. Du Bois with a chapter of the NAACP, Image courtesy of Americanrenaissance.com