National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

  • NAACP Founded

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell, Oswald Garrison Villard, Joel and Arthur Spingarn, Josephine Ruffin, Mary Talbert, Inez, Milholland, Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, Sophonisba Breckinridge, John Haynes Holmes, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Henry White, Charles Edward Russell, John Dewey, William Dean Howells, Lillian Wald, Charles Darrow, Lincoln Steffens, Ray Stannard Baker, and Fanny Garrison Villard were the founding members.
  • First Officers Elected

    National President, Moorfield Storey, Boston
    Chairman of the Executive Committee, William English Walling
    Treasurer, John E. Milholland
    Disbursing Treasurer, Oswald Garrison Villard
    Executive Secretary, Frances Blascoer
    Director of Publicity and Research, Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois.
  • Guinn V. United States

    Guinn V. United States
    NAACP plays a role in the win against thie discriminatory grandfathering rule allowing whites to be exempt to rules that restricted certain black citizens from voting.
  • Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States: 1889-1918 published

    Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States: 1889-1918 published
    This report recorded that 3,224 people were lynched during that period. Of these, 702 were white and 2,522 black.
  • Smart and Safe

    The NAACP provided legal, financial, and moral support in the 1930s, when the Scottsboro Boys were unfairly convicted.
  • NAACP Sues Government

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sues the government to make them pay black and white teachers equal salaries.
  • Executive order 9981

    The NAACP pressured President Truman to sign an Executive Order banning discrimination by the Federal government.
  • Equal Education

    The Supreme Court rules in Brown vs. the Board of Education that racial segregation in public schools is a violation of the Equal Protections Act of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

    Rosa Parks Arrested
    Rosa Parks is arrested and fined for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus.
  • Medgar Evers Assasinated

    Medgar Evers Assasinated
    The NAACP field worker is shot to death by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith.
  • Voting Rights Act Passed

  • Bob Jones University Denied Tax Exempt Status.

    The orginization was able to prevent President Reagan from giving a tax-break to the racially segregated Bob Jones University.
  • NAACP Celebrates 100 Years

    100 Year anniversary of the founding of the NAACP.