Cambridge Encyclopedia » Cambridge Encyclopedia Vol. 53

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Organization, History

rights blacks

A group, open to all Americans, which aims to extend awareness among the country's African-American population of their political rights; founded in the USA in 1909. It has successfully used the courts, in the face of opposition from politicians, to remove certain legal barriers to the equal rights of blacks. It was also active in encouraging blacks to register for the vote during the voter registration drives in the Southern states during the 1960s. Its aim is an integrated society.

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or