Learn, Cherish and Celebrate Black History
Founded on this day, 105 years ago, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is currently the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. In response to the horrible practice of lynching and race riots, a group of white liberals, including Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard, both the descendants of abolitionists, joined together to address racial justice. Believe it or not, there were more White Americans involved with the formation of the organization that African Americans. However those African Americans involved, such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell, played huge roles in determining the groups focus and approach to the racial issues of the time.
The NAACP aimed to secure rights for ALL people, granted in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, which promised an end to slavery, equality in law protection and enforcement and universal male suffrage…
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