The Greatest Achievement Made by the NAACP

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Tiyanna Harris '20, Reporter

   The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been around since 1909, this raises the question of why? What pushed this organization to thrive more than others?

     This organization used various tactics with one goal in mind: gaining civil rights for all people of color. The term people of color generally refers to non-white individuals.

     Some of the greatest achievements include aiding in the termination of segregation in public schools. The widely known case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) established this attainment. This case made its way up to the Supreme Court. It was difficult for any African American to have their voice heard, let alone be brought forward to the highest court in the United States.

     The ruling established that the separation of people based on race was “inherently unequal”. This directly exposed the Plessy v. Ferguson case that established the “separate but equal” doctrine as constitutional.

     Without the dedication of the members of the NAACP the goal of civil rights could have taken a major setback. It is because of this case that Ruby Bridges embodied the epitome of the Civil Rights Movement. It was because of this case that kids around the world are able to experience different cultures. It is because of this case that I am who I am.