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The National Action Network

February 1, 2011

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National Action Network

The National Action Network (“NAN”) was founded in New York City in 1991 by Rev. Al Sharpton and a group of activists that were committed to the principles of non-violent direct action and civil disobedience as a direct outgrowth of the movement built and lead by the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Rev. Sharpton […]

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The NAACP

February 1, 2011

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Formed in 1909, by a multiracial group of progressive thinkers, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a non-profit organization established with the objective of insuring the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups. The NAACP has as its mission […]

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National Council of Negro Women

February 1, 2011

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National Council of Negro Women The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community based services and programs in the United States and […]

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The National Urban League

February 1, 2011

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National Urban League

The National Urban League The National Urban League, which has played so pivotal a role in the 20th-Century Freedom Movement, grew out of that spontaneous grassroots movement for freedom and opportunity that came to be called the Black Migrations. Those newcomers to the North soon discovered they had not escaped racial discrimination. Excluded from all […]

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