Jeanette Barajas Period 4
NAACP“National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” • NAACP now is an organization in the US who supports the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. • NAACP was originally formed to stop all of the racism and lynching that was happening towards African Americans.
Time period • The NAACP was founded February 12, 1909. • There has beenmore than half a million members throught out its existence • The NAACP is the oldest and largest organization with recognized grassroots-based civil rights.
Effects on African Americans • African Americans during this time period were suffering from being lynched • Whites were finding unreasonable reasons to act such a harsh way towards African Americans • NAACP was a chance for African Americans to gain the rights that they deserved.
Quote #1 • “I have come to see more and more that one of the most decisive steps that the Negro can take is that little walk to voting booth. That is an important step. We’ve got to gain the ballot, and through that gain, politicalpower.” -Dr. Martin Luther King jr. Dr.King shows how important it was for him to gain African Americans right to vote.
Quote #2 • “We have no alternative but to protest. For many years we have shown an amazing patience…” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This shows how much dedication Dr. King had for this cause. He was willing to give it his all to make a change in America for African American.
Questions • Is the NAACP still around? -The NAACP is still an active organization that now serves for more purposes than originated.