NAACP Timelines

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    Civil Rights Milestones

  • Birth of NAACP

    Birth of NAACP
    W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Ida B. Wells, Henry Moskowitz and William English Walling, founded NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) on President Lincolns birthday. Their inspiration was the the abolitionist movement.
  • The Lynch Law

    A Lynch Mob was the most brutal example of white supremacy. The NAACP published a report on this 30 year occurance in order to put an end to it. They held their annual conference in Atlanta, the most active KKK area in the US, to prove they had no fear.
  • Safe and Smart

    In 1931 the NAACP started giving financial, legal and moral support to those who were unfairly prosecuted. Smart and Safe spawned from that to provide safe communities as well as civil and human rights today.
  • Executive Order 9981

    Exedutive order 9981 ended descrimination in the military. African americans put their lives on the line in a country which they were denied the rights of being a citizen.
  • Educational Equality

    NAACP's legal counsil fought 26 cases in front of the supreme court, one of them being Brown Vs BOE. This was a major stepping stone in the fight for social equality in America
  • The right to Vote

    The voting rights act of 1965 was one of the NAACP's milestone achievements. It tore down all barriers of voting that had to do with race.
  • Color and money

    An estimated 700 billion dollars is infused into the American economy each year bu african americans. Even so, employment rights were far from equal in the 1980's. The NAACP insisted that there should be no existing barrier in the search for employment