In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people was created to militate against segregation and widespread discrimination in the United States. The group was also established to fight racism and ensure that blacks received their constitutional rights.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "NAACP founded". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
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