NAACP Marks 100 Years

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The NAACP was founded 100 years ago Thursday. The group, which was formed to protest lynchings and other violent attacks on blacks, became a powerful political player and legal advocate during the civil rights struggle.

Stephanie Brown, national field director of the NAACP's Youth and College Division; Jasmyne Cannick, a social commentator and community organizer; and James Rucker, co-founder and executive director of the online civil rights group, talk with Michel Martin about the NAACP and what the civil rights movement looks like today.



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