The National Association for Colored People was founded in 1909, by whites and African Americans appalled at the violence perpetrated against African Americans, especially in the form of lynchings. Among the founding members were notable African Americans, such as W.E.B. DuBois and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Jews, such as Joel and Arthur Spingarn and Lillian Wald. The NAACP later became involved in legal battles over segregation and was instrumental in bringing Brown v. Board of Education to the Supreme Court. During the Civil Rights Movement, the NAACP supported and helped organize many projects including Freedom Summer.


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