This is the largest and oldest civil rights organization formed in New York City by white and black activist.
NAACP 1st President
A white lawyer Moorfield Storey served as president of the NAACP until he died.
W.E.B Dubois started The Crisis it is a publication for black writers and is still in publication today. DeBois was the only black person on the initial leadership team as director of publications and research.
Guinn v United States was a victory for the NAACP being they challenged grandfather clauses when the US Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.
Birth of a Nation
The NAACP wanted the movie boycotted because it portrayed the Ku Klux Klan in a positive light and the black people were perpetrated as racist stereotypes. They were unsuccessful but it helped raise groups public profiles.
10,000 person silent march
NAACP organized a silent march to New York City in protest on lynching and other violence against black people. This is one of the first mass demonstrations in America against racial violence.
Growth in 20 years
There was around 90,000 members and more that 300 branches only being established 20 years.
Walter White a mixed race journalist and activist was president of the NAACP during this period of time. He put together the groups that participated in the Scottsboro Boys trial, race riot Investigations, and anti0lynching campaigns.
He founded LDF where he won some important civil rights cases including voting rights and discriminatory housing practices.
Brown v. Board of Education
The US Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools. Thurgood Marshall the head of the NAACP legal defense and LDF (Educational Fund) successfully argued the case.
March on Washington
NAACP helped organized the march one the biggest civil rallies in US history.
Civil Rights Act
NAACP lobbied for the act prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Voting Rights Act
Racial discrimination in voting was barred by the Voting Rights Act
Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall became the first Black Supreme Court Jusice.
NAACP celebrated their 100th anniversary with the first black President Barack Obama speaking.
The efforts of the NAACP and other groups President Joe Biden passed a federal anti-lynching law
Now the NAACP is focusing on issues like inequality in jobs, education, health care, and the criminal justice system.