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The History of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in social issues, social sciences

Introduction

There is no organization in the United States of America that has changed the legal and social history of the country until the present day other than the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or the NAACP . For many decades now , the NAACP has continually made it in the front-page news and not a week goes by that somewhere in America , the lawyers of the NAACP are in court defending its members against arrest , fines or imprisonment . Indeed the NAACP has come a long way ever since its founding [banner_entry_middle]

in the early 1900s . Years ago , the NAACP had a near-death experience : A 4 million debt , financial corruption , sexual scandal , infighting and irrelevance (Packer . Even from its early days the NAACP has already encountered near-decay among its branches . For instance , units in Alabama were faced with anti-black violence with an accompanying and debilitating fear , mixed with resignation for conditions as they were accounted for the decline (Autrey . Nevertheless the organization was still able to surpass all these and continued to represent the nameless and faceless dead people who had the misfortune of being colored . This will explore the history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored and the role of the organization in global human rights

Background and Definition of the NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is considered the foremost civil-rights organization in the United States and has defined itself as an organization seeking to end racial discrimination and segregation in all public aspects of human life (Hughes . Moreover , the organization was founded by a multiracial community , consisting both black and white American members . Currently the organization ‘s central office directs some 1500 local branches and has nearly 400 ,000 members all over the country . Through its legal defense work , the NAACP seeks court rulings to uphold constitutional rights so often breached by state or local laws and to prevent the unfair enforcement of local statutes in regard to Negroes (Hughes

Among the organization ‘s primary goals since its foundation were to abolish lynchings – which was abolished and disappeared in America equal education for every child and the opening of all public institutions to those who wanted to study as well as the right to vote Moreover , African-Americans were discriminated even in their ways of living . They were not afforded the freedom to purchase property and to live in areas of their own choice . They were segregated in different accommodations when travelling or lodging in restaurants and hotels that are generally open to the general public . Thus , the NAACP through its press service , was able to explain its objectives to all who read or listen . The NAACP ‘s philosophy was linked to the same currents of eighteenth-century liberalism that had given birth to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (Watson . Thus , in every possible way the organization attempts to create a climate of public opinion in favour of equal rights and human brotherhood The Beginnings of NAACP

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