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  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The NAACP appealed to the Supreme Court to rule that several laws passed by southern states were unconstitutional and won three important judgments between 1915-23 concerning voting rights and housing.
During the 1950s the main tactic of the NAACP was to use the courts to end racial discrimination in the United States.
The NAACP appealed to the Supreme Court in 1952 to rule that school segregation was unconstitutional.
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  NAACP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NAACP organized the appeals for the twelve men sentenced to death a month later — based on the fact of the testimony used in their convictions having been obtained by beatings and electric shocks — and obtained a groundbreaking Supreme Court decision in Moore v.
The NAACP led the successful fight, in alliance with the American Federation of Labor to prevent the nomination of John Johnston Parker to the Supreme Court based on his support for denial of the right to vote to fls and his anti-labor rulings.
The NAACP cites the disproportionate effect of gun violence on minority communities and argues that the Second Amendment to the Constitution is intended to protect the right of states to raise and maintain citizen militias, not of individual to own and bear arms without restriction—particularly handguns and assault weapons.
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 NAACP @ The University of Alabama
The NAACP's principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens in the United States and to eliminate race prejudice.
NAACP member Rosa Parks is arrested and fined for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
NAACP launches campaign to defeat the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.
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 MSN Encarta - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
In 1963 the NAACP mobilized its financial and human resources in preparation for what became the nation's greatest mass demonstration for civil rights, the August 28 “Jobs and Freedom” march on Washington, D.C., at which the key speaker was American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1996 the NAACP chose Kweisi Mfume, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, to lead the organization.
Contributions to the NAACP Special Contribution Fund are tax-exempt; the NAACP operates national programs dealing with education, labor, economic development, housing, legal affairs, prisoner and ex-offender rehabilitation, bipartisan voter education, and youth leadership development.
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 NAACP,NAACP History and Information on the NAACP
The NAACP was formed in response to the 1908 race riot in Springfield, capital of Illinois and birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln.
Though the NAACP was opposed to extralegal popular actions, many of its members, such as Mississippi field secretary Medgar Evers, participated in nonviolent demonstrations such as sit-ins to protest the persistence of Jim Crow segregation throughout the South.
After using NAACP funds to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, Chavis was forced to resign in 1995 and subsequently joined the Nation of Islam.
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 USATODAY.com - NAACP calls IRS probe 'political,' refuses to comply   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In a letter sent to the IRS Friday, the NAACP cited what it contends is evidence that the agency launched the audit before the November election because of political pressure.
The IRS notified the NAACP of the audit on Oct. 8.
Owens, the NAACP attorney, said the IRS appears to be using a more expansive definition of political activity than it has in the past.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-01-30-naacp-irs-probe_x.htm   (491 words)

Members of the NAACP have referred to it as The National Association, confirming NAACP's pre-eminence among organizations active in the Civil Rights Movement since its origins in the first years of the twentieth century; little need was felt to specify which "national association."
the NAACP lost its leadership role in the Civil Rights Movement during those years to organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee that relied on direct action and mass mobilization, rather than litigation and legislation to advance the rights of African-Americans.
NAACP supporters cite the disproportionate effect of gun violence on minority communities, and argues that the Second Amendment to the Constitution is intended to protect the right of a state to maintain a militia, not unrestricted individual rights to bear arms, particularly handguns and assault weapons.
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 American Civil Liberties Union : NAACP Testimony in Opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment
The NAACP is greatly disappointed that President George Bush and others have decided to enter this election cycle by endorsing an amendment that would forever write discrimination into the U.S. Constitution, rather than focusing on the crucial problems and challenges that affect the lives of all of us.
The NAACP recognizes that the issue of marriage rights for same-sex couples is a difficult and sensitive one, and people of good will can and do have heartfelt differences of opinion on the matter.
The NAACP continues to support, however, amendments to the Constitution that would expand the ability of all Americans to pursue their inalienable rights and to meet needs that are still wanting in whole communities in America today.
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In 1935 the NAACP won the legal battle to admit a fl student to the University of Maryland, and six years later led the effort to outlaw discrimination in war-related industries and federal employment.
Mfume says has caused "thousands of individuals [to be] denied their basic civil rights." The NAACP board of directors also passed a resolution expressing its opposition to the 2003 war against Iraq, and declared the organization a member of the Win Without War coalition.
The NAACP is a member organization of the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), a coalition of groups that believe the American workplace is rife with sexism and discrimination against women.
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During the war, the NAACP successfully campaigned for African Americans to be commissioned as officers in the army.
In 1920, the NAACP deliberately selected Atlanta for its annual conference; the city was known as an active KKK area and this was a sign that violence and general intimidation would have no impact on the organisation.
In 1946, the NAACP won the Morgan v Virginia case where the Supreme Court banned states from having segregated facilities on busses and trains that crossed state borders.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /NAACP.htm   (803 words)

 NAACP National Voter Fund
The Washington, D.C. based NAACP National Voter Fund is joining forces with the California State Conference, and the Southern California Branches of the NAACP to coordinate a series of events in Los Angeles and San Francisco to rally California voters against Proposition 54, the Racial Privacy Initiative sponsored by Ward Connerly.
The NAACP California State Conference is committed to working with the National Voter Fund to defeat Proposition 54 and will be working to register and mobilize voters throughout the state in conjunction with the California NAACP branches and the NO on 54 Campaign coalition partners.
The NAACP National Voter Fund is the 501(c)4 Washington, D.C. based arm of the NAACP and works with state and local branches throughout the United States to mobilize voters around key elections.
www.naacpnvf.org   (1498 words)

 NAACP - Education
The overall goal of the NAACP National Education Department is to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by eliminating all education related racial and ethnic disparities.
The NAACP is committed not only to ensuring that minority children are taught by qualified teachers, but we are also committed to ensuring that teachers receive the supports necessary to do their jobs effectively.
NAACP Partners in Education are members of the Association who are part of a distinguished collaborative network of education advocates.
www.naacp.org /advocacy/education   (1770 words)

 NAACP Misses the Point With Rebel Flag
The NAACP has been mum on the dreary plight of hundreds of fl South Carolina farmers whose farms have been foreclosed upon by bankers and government agencies in the past decade.
The NAACP's often blatant inattention to the big-ticket issues that sledgehammer the fl poor make me wonder again whether the nation's oldest civil rights group can really be the big player in the battle against racism and injustice that it has been for most of its long history.
NAACP leaders are trapped in the middle by the twisting political trends and upward-shifting fortunes of the fl middle-class and downward-shifting situation of the fl poor.
www.motherjones.com /commentary/columns/2000/04/ofari.html   (1009 words)

 Naacp   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Matthew Perry, the NAACP's legal counsel, won cases that integrated the state's colleges and forced the state to move to single member legislative districts, which made possible the election of African-Americans to the legislature.
Thanks to the NAACP and other groups, African-American voices are now heard in the halls of the state house and in city and county councils and school boards all over the state.
So while the NAACP is not a major player in South Carolina politics, it remains a watchdog at the state level and in the many communities in which chapters exist.
www.usca.edu /aasc/naacp.htm   (2272 words)

 NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Portland, Maine Chapter
The Portland, Maine NAACP Branch is active in the local community as well as throughout the state.
The work of this committee is to inform and educate NAACP members and the community about health disparities, disease prevention, healthcare quality and access, health professions training, mental well-being, and the overall issues that lead to the consistent gap in health status between communities of color and majority populations.
NAACP Youth Council, comprised of young people from ages 8 to 25 years old, focuses on training and developing the skills necessary for leadership and activism, with an emphasis on mobilization, community education, and youth activities.
www.naacpportland.org   (1058 words)

Hobert Kornegay, a NAACP activist in Meridian, noted that in most cases "a teacher couldn't belong to the NAACP during that time and if they did, they'd have to use some other name.
NAACP activist and Pascagoula resident Franzetta Sanders summed up the difference between her group and the more militant organizations like SNCC and CORE.
While an uncounted number of its members and supporters were fired from their jobs, run out of town, or killed for their organizing work, the NAACP was able to win a number of lawsuits in the areas of education, voter registration, and employment practices, among others.
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 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The growth of Chicago's NAACP branch reflected the changing class structure of fl Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century.
During the 1920s a more activist program replaced a passive one, and innovative, militant tactics were adopted, indicating that the branch was meeting the diverse needs of an African American population differentiated along lines of class, occupation, education, racial admixture, provenance, and ideology.
When the modern civil rights movement of the 1960s began, the Chicago NAACP was relegated to the sidelines of the struggle.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/870.html   (379 words)

 NAACP Sees Scant Progress on TV
The group first talked of a boycott two years ago, and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said the group is tired of waiting and may finally take action.
But the NAACP was angered over little change in minority representation in the executive ranks - those who have the ultimate authority to decide what is produced and aired.
According to numbers supplied by ABC for the report, 33.6 percent of new hires at the network in the year 2000 were minorities, including a manager of prime-time programs.
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The formation of the NAACP was urged by the leading radicals of the era including Jane Addams, John Dewey, William Lloyd Garrison, John Haynes Holmes, Lincoln Steffens, Brand Whitlock, Lillian Wald, Rabbi Stephen Wise, and Ray Stannard Baker.
In 1923, the NAACP began to receive grants from the Garland Fund which was a major source for the financing of Communist Party enterprises.
From 1936 until 1961, he was with the NAACP as assistant special counsel (1936-1938), special counsels (1938-1940), and director and counsel for the Legal Defense and Educational Fund (1940-1961).
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 NAACP Milwaukee
We are offering the assistance of the NAACP as a key partner to help these employers achieve their diversity objectives.
Beverly Williams, NAACP Milwaukee Branch Youth Consoler Advisor and Youth Chair, had worked closely in conjunction with Shondra Cook and Dennis Frazier to lead the search for the children's safe return.
Bruce S. Gordon, NAACP President and CEO, walked away from the U.S. Capitol after listening to President Bush deliver his State of the Union Address with a positive reaction to many of the concepts he heard, but will reserve final judgment until....
www.naacp-milwaukee.com   (425 words)

 HRC | California NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Bill
Members of the California State Conference of the NAACP narrowly voted at their convention last fall to support the pending "Religious Freedom and California Civil Marriage Protection Act," but the group did not make its position public until this week, in advance of the bill's first legislative hearing.
NAACP spokesman John White said no other state or local chapters besides California's have come out in support of same-sex marriage.
Huffman, who serves on the NAACP's national board of directors, said that when the issue came before several hundred California members at their October convention, it prompted a lively discussion.
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 NAACP Prepares To Take Action Against Georgia Voting Law; Justice Dept. Approval of Photo ID Law Called a Step Backward ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Julian Bond, chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors, said: "The 1965 Voting Rights Act required pre-clearance of Georgia's racially motivated voter restrictions, and the Justice Department sadly and wrongly refused to disapprove Georgia's limits on the franchise.
About 8,000 members of the NAACP, led by Gordon, joined a coalition of civil rights groups earlier this month in a demonstration in Atlanta to call for the reauthorization of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and for the Justice Department to not approve Georgia's voter ID law.
The NAACP is the United States' oldest and largest civil rights organization, dedicated for 96 years to achieving equality for African-Americans and fighting racial discrimination against anyone.
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