For more than ninety five years, the NAACP built and grew on the collective courage of thousands of people. People of all
races, nationalities and faiths united on one premise—that all men and women are created equal.
The nation's oldest civil rights organization has changed America's history. Despite violence, intimidation and hostile
government policies, the NAACP and its grass-roots membership persevered.
Here are just a few of the NAACP's courageous moments. They have involved everyone from school children to laborers to
professionals to presidents to just ordinary men and women, those who decided to champion what's right and just...
- How NAACP Began
Mary White Ovington's 1914 account of the early years of the NAACP.
Trace the history of the NAACP from 1909 to today.
- NAACP Archive is the Largest at the Library of Congress
For nearly 40 years, the Library of Congress has been the official repository for NAACP records. There are 8,114 manuscript
containers and approximately 5 million items on the day-to-day activities of the organization. "The NAACP records are a virtual
encyclopedia of the African American experience in the 20th century."
- Henry Lee Moon Library & Civil Rights Archives
The library is a national information center that highlights the legacy of the NAACP and its struggle for civil rights.
It maintains a reference collection of materials, including books and photos, about the civil rights movement and other related
topics as well as works by and about those who contributed to the movement.
- The Legacy of Harry T. and Harriette Moore