NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


Berkshire County Branch

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Ms. Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Barnett 1862-1931 Ida Wells Barnett was a trailblazing journalist, a co-founder of the NAACP and a fierce advocate for equal rights and against lynching. From 1884 to 1891, Ida B. Wells taught segregated public school in Memphis, Tennessee, and began...

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Little Rock Central High School

On September 4, 1957, 9 young African-American men and women tried to enter Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Defying the Supreme Court's ruling and our victory in Brown v. The Board of Education, Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard...

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Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

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