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|Creator:||Rolinson, Mary G.|
|Title:||National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)|
|Date:||2004 Mar. 29|
Encyclopedia article about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) which has had an unbroken presence in Georgia since 1917. The NAACP State Conference maintains a network of branches throughout Georgia, from cities to small rural counties. The state branches have been the most effective and consistent advocates for African American civil rights in twentieth-century Georgia. Since the late 1950s Atlanta has hosted the Southeast regional headquarters of this national civil rights organization. Youth branches of the NAACP in Georgia have nurtured many future leaders of various major civil rights organizations, and the state has provided many native sons and daughters to the national leadership over the NAACP's long history.
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|Subjects:||National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights movements--United States | United States--Race relations--History | Racism--United States--History | African Americans--Politics and government | African Americans--Civil rights--History | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075|
|Collection:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Institution:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Contributors:||New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)|
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Cite as: "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
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