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Poster for NAACP, 'Lift Ev'ry Voice -- Join the NAACP'
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W.E.B. Du Bois and the NAACP
When W.E.B. Du Bois was a college student he observed racism and it made him want to do something about it. On the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, 1909, 60 black and white citizens, including Du Bois, formed the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The struggle of African Americans to secure their rights had sometimes led to violent confrontations between blacks and whites. The founders of the NAACP had a different idea. Do you know what it was?
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