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NAACP: Celebrating a Century 100 Years in Pictures (Hardcover)


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The NAACP is built on the collective courage of thousands of people of all races, nationalities, and faiths united in one premise--that all men and women are created equal. Now celebrating its one-hundred-year anniversary, the nation's oldest civil rights organization is captured in this visually stunning and groundbreaking book.
NAACP: Celebrating a Century 100 Years in Pictures covers the founding of the organization by Ida Wells-Barnett, W. E. B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villiard, and William English Walling, and follows it through to its widespread influence today. The book covers such monumental events in American history as the Supreme Court decision Buchanan vs. Warley, which ensured that states could not officially segregate African Americans into residential districts, to the NAACP's influence and success in enabling African Americans to be commissioned as officers in World War I. The NAACP also influenced the Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education, which ended years of segregation in public schools, under the leadership of special counsel Thurgood Marshall.
From the ballot box to the classroom, from Rosa Parks to Martin Luther King Jr., members of the NAACP have led the fight for civil and political liberty, social justice, and the true enactment of freedoms.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781423605270
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 472