NAACP Marks 100 Years The NAACP was founded 100 years ago to protest lynchings and other violent attacks on blacks. It became a powerful political player and legal advocate during the civil rights struggle. An NAACP official and two community organizers talk with Michel Martin about the NAACP and what the civil rights movement looks like today.
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NAACP Marks 100 Years

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NAACP Marks 100 Years

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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 ColorOfChange.org, talk with Michel Martin about the NAACP and what the civil rights movement looks like today.