National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The NAACP was formed in 1909 by a group of African-American and white social activists, including Ida Wells-Barnett and W.E.B. DuBois.  Its goal is to make real for all people the rights and protections of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.  It has pushed for an end to segregation, and its Legal Defense and Educational Fund has won significant court victories in the struggle for civil rights.  With its headquarters in Baltimore, it has branches around the country and 500,000 members.

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