The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1910. The most important work of the association has been the redressing of racial grievances through legislation and the courts. At the height of the civil rights struggle, NAACP chapters existed in seven Kentucky communities, with annual membership dues going to support both national and state efforts to achieve equity through legal action. The Youth Councils of each chapter also had active programs.
Early in his career, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall headed up the NAACP legal team. Marshall was in and out of Kentucky on a number of legal actions over a period of several years.
For more information on the issues in which the NAACP is involved today, visit the NAACP web site.