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W.E.B. Du Bois

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded during a time when America was still picking up the pieces of the Civil War that resulted in the liberation of slaves, but left the country scarred. In 1909, a group of people who were from different races and religions came together to strive toward equality in all public sectors.

Check out an interactive timeline on the history of the NAACP

Today the NAACP is still actively involved in the public sphere focusing on issues like economic, health and education disparity. In 2011, one of the largest initiatives the NAACP sponsored was advocating the innocence of Troy Davis, a 42-year-old man executed in September for the murder of an off-duty police officer in 1989.

The NAACP is easily recognized for its contributions to historical landmarks in equality for all citizens, but take the time today as part of Black History Month to find out what this organization is up to today.

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