NAACP Celebrates 100 Years

February 12th commemorates the founding of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

On February 3rd, 2010, the Library of Congress honored the NAACP with a new online exhibition and symposium of almost 70 heirlooms from the NAACP’s 100-year history.

On February 26, 2010, the NAACP will celebrate with a VIP breakfast, a keynote address, and a reflection of 20th century events.

“For more than a century, courageous men, women, and children have dedicated and some cases given their lives in the fight for freedom, justice, and equality for all”, said Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP.

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