NAACP in New Brunswick: Saving Silas Parmore

an exhibit by Brenann Sutter

This exhibit sheds light on the forgotten history of the New Brunswick branch of the NAACP in the 1920s. The case of Silas Parmore, who sought refuge from Georgia's mob violence in New Brunswick, galvanized local activists in 1923. This is a story about how black leaders in New Brunswick, together with a white Rutgers-educated young lawyer, fought to protect Silas Parmore from lynching.

Throughout this exhibit, you will see images of archival documents and newspaper headlines. Click any image to learn more about the archival items and access the full text of newspaper clippings.

Silas Parmore Defense Fund pledge card

NAACP's pledge card for the Silas Parmore Defense Fund