Black text on a green background. NCNP is printed in the center in green text with a black background.
The National Conference for New Politics (NCNP) took place in Chicago’s Palmer House over Labor Day weekend in 1967 and featured Martin Luther King, Jr. as the keynote speaker. Approximately 3,000 people from hundreds of organizations attended the conference. The goal was to unify political activists of all races who believed in civil rights and opposed the Vietnam War. President Lyndon B. Johnson felt so threatened by the conference that he instructed the FBI to attempt to track the attendants’ movements and thwart any long-term plans of the NCNP