History of the NAACP


The NAACP had nine thousand members, a number that grew to ninety thousand

january 18, 1917

Silent Protest Parade, also known as the Silent March, was held in New York City,

july 28, 1917

A number of race riots erupted in cities throughout the United States.

may 12 1919

First established in Chicago, the NAACP had expanded to more than 400 locations

august 19, 1921

The NAACP successfully galvanized support in Congress to block the confirmation of Judge Robert Parker of North Carolina (an opponent of black rights) to the U.S. Supreme Court.

january 16,1930

Du Bois edited the NAACP’s official magazine, The Crisis publishing many of the leading voices in African American literature and politics and helping fuel the spread of the Harl

august 23, 1934

Early pressure from the NAACP contributed to President Franklin Roosevelt's implementation of Executive Order 8802, which desegregated the American defense industry.

february 11, 1940

NAACP member Rosa Parks unknowingly started the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated (racially separated) bus in Montgomery, Alabama

december 1, 1955

Important legislative victories—the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968—occurred as a result of the efforts of Naacp

february 12 ,1964

The NAACP also has tax-exempt charitable status, which was initiated via the NAACP Special Contribution Fund

october 28, 1964