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About the NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells. Please watch this short video for more information regarding our founding and click here for our local history.

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On this day, in 1839, the Amistad Revolt began. Led by a 25-year-old slave named Sengbe Pieh who broke out of his shackles and released the other Africans. The slaves then revolted, killing most of the crew of the Amistad, including her #naacp #naacpsandiego #naacpsdremembers

On this day, in 1974, Alberta King, mother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, is murdered by Marcus Wayne Chenault. Chenault was a member of the Black Hebrew Israelites who wanted to kill all Christian
Original post: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/community/voices-for-equality/dr-kings-mother-alberta-williams-king/85-2624286f-cb86-47bb-be92-80d2b919ed9b#:~:text=On%20June%2030%2C%201974%2C%20the,the%20murder%20of%20her%20son. #naacp #naacpsandiego #naacpsdremembers

On this day, in 1937, Joe Louis is born. Louis was the world heavyweight champion from 1937-to 1949. He is widely regarded as the first person of African-American descent to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the US. #naacp #naacpsandiego #naacpsdremembers

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