Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "February"?

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

an interracial U.S. organization working for political and civil equality of black people: organized in 1910.
Abbreviation: NAACP. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
national-association-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people in Culture
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

An organization that promotes the rights and welfare of black people. The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the United States, founded in 1909. Among the NAACP's achievements was a lawsuit that resulted in the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown versus Board of Education, in 1954, which declared the segregation of public schools unconstitutional. (See also W. E. B. DuBois and separate but equal.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for national

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for national-association-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people