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NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People By: Cailee nace

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How it all began.. NAACP began on February 12, 1909. A group of founders answered “The Call” in New York who called themselves the National Negro Committee. The founders were Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villard and William English Wallard.

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NIAGRA MOVEMENT A black civil rights group led by W.E.B DuBois and William Trotter. It started before NAACP and was for opposition against racial discrimination and disfranchisement

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W.E.B DuBois DuBois attended Fisk for three years and eventually transferred into Harvard, considered as a junior. During his high school career, he was interested in the development of his race. By the age of 26 he was teaching and had his doctorate degree. After the Niagara Movement, he and some white liberals merged to NAACP. Quick facts!

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Mary White Ovington Quick Facts! Ovington was a suffragette, socialist, and co-founder of NAACP. During her investigations with the Greenhouse Church Committee, she met William DuBois and was introduced to the Niagara Movement and eventually helped form NAACP.

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Voting Rights Act It was passed in 1965 and this act outlawed discrimination during voting practices that were responsible for disenfranchisement also making the 15th amendment more valuable.

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Martin Luther King Jr. His involvement with NAACP not only impacted the organization but he dates back to his work in Alabama within the 1950’s. “Dr. King pushed America to fulfill its promise of equal rights for all”

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In Conclusion… NAACP is still happening today and is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The founders who started it all have impacted African Americans in the United States. ..Even Akon :D

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Facts. Booker T. Washington opposed the group because of contamination of racist policies. Rosa Parks lead the Youth Division of NAACP. She was often referred to as “the mother of Civil Rights Movement” Lift Every Voice and Sing was considered the Negro National Anthem. During WWII, NAACP made sure Roosevelt orders a non-discrimination policy. In 1948, Truman was pressured by NAACP to sign an Executive Order banning discrimination by the government. 1955-Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat!

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Works Cited http://www.africanaonline.com/ http://www.naacp.org http://www.naacp.org/about/history/mwo/index.htm http://www.duboislc.org/html/DuBoisBio.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act Thank you!

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