I get e-mail from the friendly folks at the NAACP, sometimes reminding us of important events in history that might otherwise be overlooked:
Exactly 106 years ago, a courageous group of multiracial activists came together for a very special purpose: to eliminate social, educational, political, and economic inequality in America. They came together on this day to form the NAACP.
When they joined hands, they made African American history—American history.
And in over a century, our mission to secure justice and equality has never wavered.
Then and now, progress comes when we join together to fight. Whether we’re marching hand in hand, debating face to face, or calling millions to action online, the power of this movement lies within you, and every fellow American who fights for justice and equality, however they can.
Thank you for standing with us—and with each other—as we continue to push this country forward and ensure a more just and equal society for all.
Take a moment to watch this video—we’re not just celebrating the founding of this organization, we’re celebrating the work of generations of activists like you:
Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO
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