The NAACP

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  • The NAACP
    • The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People
      • Formed in 1909
    • Court cases
      • Smith vs Allwright 1944
        • Challenged voting: removed the barricades that prevented blacks from voting
      • Morgan vs Virginia 1946
        • Challenged interstate travel: Made segregation of interstate buses unconstitutional
      • Brown vs Board of Education 1954
    • The Montgomery bus boycott 1955-56
      • Protest about segregated busses- helped to desegregate them
        • Very significant as it brought MLK on to the scene as well as showing that the NAACP strategies were working
    • Little Rock 1957
      • NAACP got nine students to enter what was a previously all white school to test the ruling made after Brown vs Board of Education
        • Despite the fact that the desegregation was slow, it did eventually happen in schools. Though this event was a wakeup call that maybe the court cases of the NAACP were not enough
    • Mississippi freedom summer 1964
      • Alongside SNCC and CORE, the NAACP helped to set up freedom schools to educate would-be voters.
        • Helped the next civil rights act, developed new grass route leaders and got a lot of publicity.
    • Greensboro Sit-ins 1960
      • The younger generations of the NAACP got involved heavily in the Greensboro sit-ins
    • March on Washington 1963
      • Aimed to integrate jobs, and get the next civil right movement through. Was very successful as it showed that all of the leaders could work together peacefully as well as getting 1141 southern schools integrated and 300 cites to integrate public transport
  • Greensboro Sit-ins 1960
    • The younger generations of the NAACP got involved heavily in the Greensboro sit-ins
  • Aimed to integrate jobs, and get the next civil right movement through. Was very successful as it showed that all of the leaders could work together peacefully as well as getting 1141 southern schools integrated and 300 cites to integrate public transport

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