The NAACP In African American Society

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In today’s society the NAACP has influenced a lot of things that goes on in the African American culture. For some that don’t know what the NAACP is, it is the most influential group of colored people since the civil rights movement. It’s also one of the oldest groups. The NAACP started after The Race Riot of 1908 in Springfield, Illinois. It is said to say that the group officially started in response of the practicing of lynching African Americans in america. Three white males of america helped form this group by holding a racial justice meeting. W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the main favorites there, as he became the director of the publicity african americans received. Also became one of the known social activist of the Group. The NAACP in…show more content…
When the NAACP first started they fought against something called the jim crow law. The jim crow law was a enforced racial segregation law in the south from 1877 until the civil rights movement in the 1950s. The jim crow law was a law that prevented any africans americans to not be accepted into public schools or any public place mainly in the south. So basically they were just anti-black laws. The jim crow laws officially ended around 1954, when the supreme court case for “Brown v. Board of Education.” This law declared segregation and discrimination in public schools and public areas unconstitutional. Without the fight against the jim crow laws american today wouldn’t be a diverse country based on the fact that schools and public areas can no longer be segregated. “I think segregation is bad, I think it’s wrong, it’s immoral. I’d fight against it with every breath in my body, but you need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that.” -Clarence Thomas, First african american in the Supreme Court…show more content…
Society in america today is not always good for african americans based on what people see on the TV. But what most people don’t know is that at this moment in life african american are at their peak and there’s no slowing down. Without the NAACP america would not have this many african american standing up for what’s right and speaking for more than just their culture, but for others too. It’s not all been good due to to the fact of young african americans who get gunned down for not doing anything, but for making an impact on their community and the people watching them. African americans no have people all around american being social activist in their community, and giving back to those who are in need. Without the NAACP african americans wouldn’t do things like this because they wouldn’t have had the influence to do so. In today’s society african americans have people like Michael B Jordan, Russell Westbrook, and Kolin Kapernick etc. are donating to places like Florida, California,Oklahoma, Houston and more places due to the harsh conditions they are being put in and not being able to get away from it. With that being said american society has changed with the help of the NAACP influencing guys to do right not only for themselves, but the people in need that are around them. “I think the NAACP isn’t recognized enough for all it does,
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