Series 7 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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Series 7 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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In addition to his legal career, Colley was a member, and leader, of many organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Most notably, he served as Chairman of both the West Coast Region and the National Legal Committee for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Colley represented the NAACP in legal cases dealing with fair housing and employment practices, as well as public education. A lifelong member, Nathaniel often spoke at NAACP events, and was honored by the organization numerous times, including the “Fight for Freedom Award” in 1954.

Items in the Series 7 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Collection

Fight for Freedom Award
NAACP Fight for Freedom Award, November 1954.

'Nine Milestones to Greatness - A Tribute to Nat Colley'
Newspaper tribute to Nathaniel Colley, January 11, 1968.

Portrait of Nathaniel Colley
Portrait of Nathaniel Colley, c.1975

'The American Dilemma [Medgar Evers]'
Speech delivered by Nathaniel Colley, no date.

'The Meaning of Bakke'
A speech delivered by Nathaniel Colley on Supreme Court case Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke, no date.

Nathaniel Colley Speaking in Seattle, Washington
Nathaniel Colley speaking in Seattle, Washington, 1962.