National Association for the Advancement of Colored People facts for kids
|National Association for the Advancement of Colored People|
|Formation||February 12, 1909|
|Purpose/focus||"To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination."|
|Headquarters||Baltimore, Maryland, US|
|Chairman||Leon W. Russell|
|President and CEO||Derrick Johnson|
|Main organ||Board of directors|
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP (pronounced N-double-A-C-P) is a civil rights organization in the United States, created for the advancement of black people by means of following judicial policies.
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An African American drinks out of a segregated water cooler designated for "colored" patrons in 1939 at a streetcar terminal in Oklahoma City.
NAACP leaders Henry L. Moon, Roy Wilkins, Herbert Hill, and Thurgood Marshall in 1956.
Locals viewing the bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, NAACP attorney, Birmingham, Alabama, on September 5, 1963. The bomb exploded on September 4, the previous day, injuring Shores' wife.
Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP from 2008 to 2013.
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