The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People Essay

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909. Their mission was “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination”. During this time, African-Americans were denied several basic constitutional rights. Throughout the Civil Right Movement, as black people began to gain rights, the NAACP began to fall into oblivion. For several years there after, very little news was documented about their contributions to any minority community. The organization reestablished its mission in the late 20th century by focusing on more current issue such as police misconduct. Many public figure went to social media to voice their opinions on the tragedies in Baltimore, Ferguson, Miami and countless others. While the infamous performer, Beyoncé Knowles created a more influential narrative. In the music video for her song “Formation” she uses unsubtle symbolism, powerful cinematography, influential figures, indicative lyrics, as well as cultural and popular references in order to bring attention to a multitude of the current racial relations and social justice issues regarding police brutality and black empowerment. Very few celebrities have the accomplishments, determination and global status of Beyoncé. She has the ability, resources and the means to appeal to a plethora of audiences. Here talent has had the ability to transcend generations. Although her main
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