THE CALL TO ACTION
"Discrimination once permitted cannot be bridled."
From "The Call"
The founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was a milestone in the struggle for civil rights. At a time when progressive voices were heard in the United States advocating for child labor laws, food safety, and women's right to vote, the NAACP stood alone in the fight against racism. "The objective of the NAACP in its formative period was to secure full citizenship and equal rights for the Negro through a militant but nonviolent course of action." Its philosophy mirrored the activist thinking of Du Bois over the status-quo beliefs of Booker T. Washington.