What Role Did The Naacp Play In The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement was considered one of the darkest moments in black history. Although African Americans were freed from slavery, their human rights were held captive. Despite the Supreme Court’s effort to afford blacks a fair education, white America contrived to devalue African Americans. Regardless of the systematic roadblocks in place African Americans always persevered. Instead of violence, African Americans used influence, political power, and protesting to voice their displeasures. This strategy angered many southern whites even more during this time.
Many of the social issues blacks faced could not be resolved without help from the local state or government officials. During the 1950’s and 60’s, blacks grew tired of not being
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, known as the NAACP, was an organization created in 1909 to fight for the rights and justice for African Americans (Hine, 411). The NAACP was also known for challenging the Supreme Courts and governing officials to change the way of thinking and treatment on how the whites behaved towards blacks. Decade’s later, smaller chapters of the NAACP were formed in the southern states as reinforcement in support of the black communities. A reason the NAACP was successful, was because the organization did not retaliate by violence, but instead took the fight to the justice system. One iconic victory was the verdict of the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, which allowed blacks to attend and learn in predominately white schools in 1954 (Hine, 572). Blacks’ ability to persevere angered southern whites more and more as the government granted more protective rights for them. Whites feared an America where blacks would now be considered equals. This fear turned into widespread violence outbursts across the …show more content…
Anne was also actively working with the local NAACP, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (Core) chapters to press the importance of black voting rights. As the number of black voters increased, the more political power they would have. President Kennedy being elected was a result of that. He gained African Americans trust by actively being involved in creating equal opportunities for all (Hine, 587). As the violence increased out of anger, 250,000 citizens marched to Washington D.C. in support of Kennedy trying to pass a new Civil Rights bill (Hine, 591). This is also the day Martin Luther King made his famous speech “I Have A Dream.” Later that year Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas due to his will to change the nation. As a result of Kennedy’s death and pressure from activists, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed (Hine,

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