Advancement Of Colored People Case Study

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded February 12, 1909. It’s the nation’s largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. The NAACP’s goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution. Its objective was to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP was formed in the response of the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1808 race riot in Springfield. A “Call” was issued by a group of people, with a collection of 60 signatures for a meeting on the concept of creating an organization that would be a watchdog of Negro liberties. Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, William English Walling, Mary White Ovington,…show more content…
Elliott case illustrated the extreme deficiencies in segregated black schools. In 1950, Briggs originated in rural Clarendon County, South Carolina. Taxpayers spent $179 to educate each white student while spending $43 for each black student. One witness before the U.S. District Court of Kansas said “The entire colored race is craving light, and the only way to reach the light is to start blacks and whites together in their infancy and they come up together.” To prove the case, the NAACP gathered historical and scientific evidence. The historical evidence was found inconclusive by the court, and drew their ruling mainly from the NAACP’s that segregation psychologically damaged black people. The lawyers of the NAACP relied on social and scientific evidence such as the doll experiments of Kenneth and Mamie Clark in which a young white girl would naturally choose a white doll to play with. A young black girl would too. The Clark’s argued that black children 's aesthetic and moral preference for white dolls indicated pernicious effects and self-loathing produced by
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