In 1939 the NAACP Youth and College Division organized its first annual conference to mobilize young people to help carry out the NAACP’s program. Youth Secretary Ruby Hurley presided over the 8th Annual Conference, which met at Dillard University in New Orleans, November 21–24, 1946. Three hundred delegates representing twenty-two states and the District of Columbia gathered to take up the theme “Youth will be heard.” Judge Hubert T. Delany of New York delivered the keynote address. Thurgood Marshall and NAACP Louisiana Counsel A. P. Tureaud were also speakers. This poster was designed by Elton Fax, an award winning cartoonist, muralist, and illustrator.