This paper discusses the NAACP, or National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Founding in 1909, objectives, evolution to 1990s, successes, members, leadership, conflicts and scandals, growth and politics.
# 21955 | 3,375 words | 7 sources | 1995 |
Published on Mar 12, 2003 in Political Science (Lobbyists and Pressure Groups) , African-American Studies (General)
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From the Paper:"The NAACP, or National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has been active since 1909 in its attempts to break legal ground and forge better opportunities for African Americans. The history, function, purpose, and current activities of the organization will be examined. It will be apparent that the NAACP stands as one of the progressive movement in America's major victories against legal, and thus political, oppression.
Early in 1909, some twenty persons met together in New York City for the purpose of utilizing the public interest in the Lincoln Centennial in behalf of African Americans, then known as colored people, or Negroes. Within a few weeks this number was enlarged to about fifty, one-third of whom were from other cities than New York. According to the NAACP's 1984 pamphlet ... "
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