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"What Does the Negro Want?" African-American Demands for Citizenship

Professor John R. Hawkins wrote this short pamphlet on behalf of the NAACP. In it he outlines African Americans' demands for justice and equality at home following World War I. The NAACP makes 14 demands in response to Wilson's "14 Points," in which the president outlined a plan for peace in the post-war world.


Source | John R. Hawkins, "What Does the Negro Want: Fourteen Articles Setting Forth What the American Negro Expects after Helping to Win the War for Democracy," pamphlet, circa 1916, produced by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; from the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Creator | John R. Hawkins
Item Type | Article/Essay
Cite This document | John R. Hawkins, “"What Does the Negro Want?" African-American Demands for Citizenship,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed April 14, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/514.

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