Sign in or register
for additional privileges

The Walter White Project

Randy Stakeman, Jackson Stakeman, Authors

You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.

The Formation and Organization of the NAACP


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People tried to solve the dilemma of race within the framework of ideological ideas of the Progressive Era. Most of those directly involved in the founding of the Association and those who served as its first directors and officers clearly come from the group of "progressive" social reformers of that era. The NAACP was just as subject to the pro science, pro reformed capitalism, nationalistic, class biased, authoritarian and imperialistic aspects of progressive era thought as most progressive era reform organizations. Furthermore as historian Robert Zangrando has pointed out "For nearly a half a century it would dominate and set the tone for and the style of interracial protest in America."  Their methodologies were the Progressive era ones of "investigations, disclosures, conferences, publicity, negotiations with influential persons in government and business, lobbying, and litigation to achieve their objectives."


Comment on this page

Discussion of "The Formation and Organization of the NAACP"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...