National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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  1. Annie B. Martin

    Annie B. Martin


    Annie B. Martin (December 20, 1920 – June 12, 2012) was an American pioneer of the labor and civil rights movements. A South Carolina native, Martin participated in "every march on Washington since 1963," was appointed New York state assistant commissioner of labor under three governors, served sixteen terms as president of the New York City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and sat on that association's national board of directors for nineteen years.

  2. Arthur Shores

    Arthur Shores

    American lawyer

  3. Benjamin Chavis Muhammad

    Benjamin Chavis Muhammad


    Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr. is an African American civil rights leader born on January 22, 1948 in Oxford, North Carolina. In his youth, Dr. Chavis was an assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who inspired him to work in the civil rights movement.

  4. Benjamin Hooks

    Benjamin Hooks

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    American civil rights leader

  5. Benjamin Jealous

    Benjamin Jealous

    American businessman

  6. Betty Hill (civil rights leader)

    Betty Hill (civil rights leader)


    Betty Hill (1876–1960) was an early 20th-century civil rights and women’s rights leader. Her efforts were significant in making certain that segregation and racial discrimination were unable to gain a foothold in Southern California as it did in the South.

  7. Bruce S. Gordon

    Bruce S. Gordon


    Bruce Scott Gordon (born February 15, 1946) is a business executive who spent most of his career with Verizon and currently serves as a corporate director of CBS, Northrop Grumman, and Tyco International. He was selected in June 2005 to head the NAACP, a major American civil rights organization. Gordon served in that position until March 2007.

  8. Charles Hamilton Houston

    Charles Hamilton Houston


    Charles Hamilton Houston (September 3, 1895 – April 22, 1950) was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which earned him the title "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow". He is also well known for having trained future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

  9. Charles Sherrod

    Charles Sherrod

    American, Activist

  10. Charles W. Chesnutt

    Charles W. Chesnutt

    Novelist, short story writer, essayist, activist

  11. Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

    Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

    American civil rights activist

  12. Colia Clark

    Colia Clark

    American political activist

  13. Constance Baker Motley

    Constance Baker Motley

    American politician and judge

  14. Donald Gaines Murray

    Donald Gaines Murray

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    Donald Gaines Murray, Sr. (May 24, 1914 – April 7, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) was the first African-American to enter the University of Maryland School of Law since 1890 as a result of winning the landmark civil rights case Murray v. Pearson in 1935.

  15. Drew S. Days, III

    Drew S. Days, III


    Drew Saunders Days III (born August 29, 1941) is an American lawyer, who served as United States Solicitor General from 1993 to 1996 under President Bill Clinton. He also served as the first African American Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division in the Carter Administration from 1977 to 1980. He is the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law at Yale Law School, assuming that post in 1992, and joining the Yale Law faculty in 1981. Since 1997, he has also headed the Supreme Court and appellate practice at Morrison & Foerster LLP and was of counsel at the firm's Washington, D.C. office until his retirement from the firm in December, 2011. He earned his law degree at Yale Law School in 1966. He has been admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, and in the states of Illinois and New York.

  16. Earl Shinhoster

    Earl Shinhoster

    American activist

  17. Enolia McMillan

    Enolia McMillan

    First female head of NAACP.

  18. Fanny Garrison Villard

    Fanny Garrison Villard


    Helen Frances “Fanny” Garrison Villard (December 16, 1844 – July 5, 1928) was a women's suffrage campaigner and a co-founder of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She was the daughter of prominent publisher and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.

  19. Florence Kelley

    Florence Kelley

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    American activist

  20. George Howard, Jr.

    George Howard, Jr.

    American judge

  21. Graham T. Perry

    Graham T. Perry


    Graham T. Perry (1894–1960) was a prominent African-American attorney who served as assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. He is also the father of stage director Shauneille Perry and uncle of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

  22. Harold Moss

    Harold Moss


    Harold Moss (born 1929) is an American politician, whose political career has taken place in Tacoma, Washington. He was the first African American member of that city's city council, its first African American mayor, and the first African American member of the Pierce County Council. Moss's wife, Bil Moss, has also served on the Tacoma City Council.

  23. Henry Moskowitz

    Henry Moskowitz


    Henry Moskowitz (1879 – December 18, 1936) was a civil rights activist, and one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

  24. Herbert Hill

    Herbert Hill


    Herbert Hill (January 24, 1924 – August 15, 2004) was the labor director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for decades and was a frequent contributor to New Politics (magazine) as well as the author of several books. He was later Evjue-Bascom Professor of Afro-American Studies and Industrial Relations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and eventually emeritus professor. He played a significant role in the civil rights movement in pressuring labor unions to desegregate and to seriously implement measures that would integrate African Americans in the labor market. He was also famous for his belief that American trade unions had downplayed the history of racism that tarred their reputations, before and after the Jim Crow era.

  25. J. R. Clifford

    J. R. Clifford


    J.R. Clifford (September 13, 1848 – October 6, 1933) was West Virginia’s first African-American attorney. Clifford was also a newspaper publisher, editor and writer, schoolteacher, and principal. He was a Civil War veteran, grandfather, as well as a civil rights pioneer and founding member of the Niagara Movement (forerunner to the NAACP). Despite boundaries derived from racial discrimination, J. R. Clifford's accomplishments were great, reflecting his ability and determination.

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