No DC Police Brutality 1936-40
This set contains images related to the Washington, DC campaign by a broad coalition of African American rights groups and supporters against police brutality in the city.

The campaign marked the first use of mass marches for a local civil rights campaign in the city and was led by the Washington Branch of the National Negro Congress.

Charles Hamilton Houston, counsel to the NAACP, described the campaign as follows:

"The persistent and forceful campaign, which the Washington Council [of the National Negro Congress] and allied organizations have waged against police brutality in Washington, has been one of the most significant battles for civil rights and personal freedom and security ever conducted in the District of Columbia."

The campaign lasted from 1936-41.

For images of the 1941 campaign, see

For an article on the 1936-41 campaign against police brutality in Washington, D.C., see
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