NAACP national field secretary Daisy Lampkin, on left, and Alma Illery meeting with a group of girls, Pittsburgh, circa 1945.
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Daisy Lampkin (d. 1965) in white hat, and Alma Illery (d. 1972) talking with young girls in an interior thought to be on Wylie Avenue.

Credit: Courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Teenie Harris Collection

As vice president of the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation's leading African American newspapers, and field secretary of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Pittsburgh's Daisy Lampkin was a woman of considerable influence. During World War II, she raised more than two million dollars" worth of Liberty Bonds. During the 1940s, community leader Alma Illery helped integrate Pittsburgh hospitals. She also founded the Achievement Club and ran Camp Achievement for many years.

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