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."
- 1908 Springfield Race Riot
- William English Walling and the formation of the NAACP
- Du Bois joins the NAACP
- James Weldon Johnson joins the NAACP
- Early NAACP Anti-lynching activities
- Walter White goes to the New York NAACP
- The NAACP and World War I
- Walter White and the organization of the NAACP
- Walter White and the founding of new branches
- Walter White's War Against Lynching
- The NAACP and Pan African Congresses
- The NAACP in the 1920's
- The NAACP in the 1930's
- The NAACP and Walter White through World War II and Truman's election.
- Walter White's Last Years with the NAACP
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