Why We Can’t Wait

by

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Term Analysis

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil-rights organization founded in 1909 by some of the U.S.’s most influential Black Americans.
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Term Timeline in Why We Can’t Wait

The timeline below shows where the term The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) appears in Why We Can’t Wait. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: The Sword That Heals
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After Marcus Garvey’s movement faded, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took center stage in the struggle for racial equality. The organization’s main tactic was to... (full context)
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By the mid-1950s, the NAACP’s legal activism no longer seemed effective enough to bring about true equality. According to Dr.... (full context)
Chapter 3: Bull Connor’s Birmingham
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...to the meeting at Harry Belafonte’s apartment, the movement received support from multiple organizations. The NAACP even raised $75,000. Dr. King returned to Birmingham on April 2nd and started reconnecting with... (full context)
Chapter 6: Black and White Together
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...to refrain. Instead, they took the matter up in court with the help of the NAACP. The court not only reversed the decision but also reprimanded the Board of Education. And... (full context)