ASWPLAssociation of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
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Though black women helped the ASWPL behind the scenes, Ames insisted upon a public image of the group as "an organization of impeccably respectable white southern women expressing their abhorrence of masculine violence" which, she felt, would have an impact that no interracial or black protest group could achieve (181).
The NAACP financed the appellate litigation in Moore; the ILD in Powell and Norris; and the NAACP, the CIC, and the ASWPL in Brown.
Founded in 1930 by Jessie Daniel Ames, a white woman who had been a leader in the suffrage movement, the ASWPL occasionally invited black women to attend its meetings and give presentations, but they were not allowed to become members.