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date: 31 July 2021

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Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) arose from two American reform traditions, one rooted in white philanthropy and the antislavery movement, the other in various black self-help organizations created in the antebellum free states to promote group solidarity and racial power.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.locked

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) arose from two American reform traditions, one rooted in white philanthropy and the antislavery movement, the other in various black self-help organizations created in the antebellum free states to promote group solidarity and racial power.
  • Wilson J. Moses

A version of this article originally appeared in The Oxford Companion to United States History.

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