National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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The NAACP was formed in reaction to the horrific lynching that was going on in 1908 and race riots in the capital of Illinois; Springfield. They are against racism and  are driven to help African American students to get equal rights with whites. Brown v. Boards of Education was a Supreme Court case in 1953 that overturned the school segregation which had been justified by Plessy v. Ferguson.

Crowds surrounding the Reflecting Pool, during...
Crowds surrounding the Reflecting Pool, during the 1963 March on Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They always challenged Jim Crow laws in the courts with Thurgood Marshall as lawyer in Brown vs. Board of Education.  Martin Luther King Jr., led a March on Washington in 1963 to help influence public opinion to support civil rights laws.

Thurgood Marshall, appointed by Kennedy to the...
Thurgood Marshall, appointed by Kennedy to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The NAACP is still a lobbying group today doing many great things for the Colored minorities and Civil Rights.  It is helping to stop racism through legal action.  Unfortunately this is still a major problem in the world. They led people to think they all needed to work together for their rights as American people. Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall worked with the N.A.A.C.P. in the 1950s and 1960s as they overcame legal segregation.

What do you think the major challenge is today for the N.A.A.C.P.?

http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history

The founder of the NAACP was D.E.B. DuBois
The founder of the NAACP was D.E.B. DuBois