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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909. Among those involved were prominent African Americans W.E.B. DuBois and Ida Wells-Barnett. The organization was an outgrowth of DuBois's Niagara Movement, which sought to improve African-American rights at least partly through increased educational opportunities for blacks. The main goals of the NAACP were an end to segregation, equal civil rights under the law, and the end of racial violence such as lynchings. From its early years, the NAACP used the court system to challenge laws that denied African Americans their civil rights.
The NAACP continues today to work through the courts, education, economic boycotts, and other peaceful means of obtaining its goals.
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