The Evolution Of The NAACP

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The evolution of the NAACP changed the world and what we know today. NAACP stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and is made up of mixed races.
The mission was to ensure political, social, and economic equality for all races without discrimination.
The NAACP made a change in equality from when it started, through WWI and all the accomplishments it made.
The start of the NAACP was a small step in the naked eye, but in actuality was a big step. The author says, “ The NAACP was born of violence. A race riot that broke out on August 14,1908 in Springfield, Illinois -- Abraham Lincoln’s hometown -- was the motivation for creating the organization” (Rhym 29). This is when the concept of the organization was born.
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The article states, “ The NAACP encouraged African American support for American military efforts in the belief that such support would lead to more backing for racial civil rights” (NAACP). WWI gave African Americans an opportunity toward making the U.S fully democratic, by drawing attention to inequality. The NAACP thought this would help. It Also states that, “ The NAACP kept “Soldier Trouble” files that recorded the organization’s work to ensure that African American soldiers did not suffer further discrimination while acting in defense of their country” (NAACP). Important because it was something that documented what was happening and the discrimination. African Americans were specifically recruited but were forced to serve in units segregated by race. Another thing it says is, “The migration pattern continued after the war’s end, and hostilities between blacks and whites led to race riots, especially during the summer of 1919” (NAAP). African Americans became more demanding for full protection of their civil rights and tensions had been growing throughout the war. This also shows what they had to go through to get what they …show more content…
The article stated that, “ The resulting protests and activism helped secure the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968” (National Association). This was a result of the Brown case, which really helped discrimination in later years. It helped African Americans to vote and buy or rent a house without discrimination. Talking about W.E.B. Du Bois the article say, “He founded the group's primary publication, the magazine The Crisis. Its popularity contributed to the NAACP's becoming the primary African American group in the United States by 1915” (NAACP). The newspaper The Crisis was big because it helped the NAACP to get known and know what it was about. This contributed to the organization becoming the primary African American group. Talking about one of their many court victories the article says, “ In 1915, Moorfield Storey (1845-1929), the first NAACP president, successfully argued a Supreme Court case, Guinn v. United States” (NAACP). In this case the court put an end to an Oklahoma law that did not allow any man who was illiterate or whose grandfather had not voted to register. This led to the start of voting equality and was one of the first court victories of the

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