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NAACP Interactive Historical Timelinegives students, teachers and parents a unique and comprehensive view into the impact and influences of the NAACP during its first 100 years. This media-rich resource – filled with historic video, celebrity narration, and photos – will engage your students as they learn about the milestones, people and events that illustrate the organization's impact on civil rights, science, the arts, law and more.


You're about to embark on a remarkable journey as you investigate one of the most inspirational chapters in America's history. The NAACP was founded in 1909 by a multi-racial and multi-religious group of brave men and women who shared a vision of America as one nation in which all of her citizens were ensured political, educational, social and economic equality.

The NAACP Interactive Timeline is filled with personal stories of sacrifice and triumph. It is a complete learning tool, with links to educational resources that reveal our shared history through the written word, interviews, pictures and film. You will be filled with pride when you see how much as been accomplished and how far we've come as a country over the last 100 years.

Look around. Explore. Discover. Learn.

- Laurence Fishburne, Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright

Explore lessons, artifacts and other educational resources that illustrate the spirit of the NAACP's work over the last 100 years, view the press release or go directly to the NAACP Interactive Timeline.

Press Release

NAACP 100 Years

This year is the 100-year anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). For the last century, the NAACP has supported causes such as civil rights, economic equality and healthcare. In July, the NAACP hosted its Annual Convention in New York City, the city where the organization was founded. President Barack Obama joined in the centennial celebration and made remarks about this historic milestone. "For 100 years, the NAACP has pushed us to acknowledge the humanity in each other and ensure that our laws follow suit. You (the NAACP) have inspired us to strive for that mountaintop even when the climb seemed steep and for that I honor you, I congratulate you, and I wish you another century of accomplishment as extraordinary as your first," he stated. "It's humbling to think of the progress made possible by ordinary folks who refused to settle for the world as it was and instead stood up and fought to remake the world as it should be," he concluded.

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