The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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When History Changed The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) was founded in the year of 1909 in New York City. This association is considered the nation’s biggest and oldest civil rights organizations. It was formed in response to the continuing terrible practice of lynching during that period. Lynching was being practiced during this time and affected many people just because of their skin color. The NAACP was made by white and black citizens “[fought] for social justice” (NAACP History). According to the NAACP, Mary English and Dr. Henry Moscowitz called for a meeting to converse about racial issues. Sixty people signed the call including seven of them whom were African American which was rarely seen. After their meeting they (white and black citizens) decided to initiate the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which their main goal was/is to protect people’s rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment to the United States Constitutions (NAACP). Their principal objective of this association is to ensure the “political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and [abolish] race [prejudgment]” (NAACP). In other words the NAACP was created “to protect the constitutional rights of blacks,” which was very controversial during that period (2011). This organization seeks to get rid of all racial judgment through the democratic procedures, which it would help end
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