100 Years of the NAACP


WNYC's NAACP-100 coverage


WNYC has gone to the archives and pulled out some remarkable sound and pictures from the NAACP's 100-year history, including:

  • Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939
  • Audio from NAACP leaders in the 30's and 40's.
  • President Harry Truman addressing the NAACP in 1947
  • A slideshow of historic pictures
  • [Web Special] NAACP Women Made History in Tennessee

    Jul 17, 2009
    To commemorate the NAACP's Centennial, we take you to Franklin County, a rural area of 40,000 people in the southern part of Middle Tennessee. In 1958, two black women — Mrs. Johnnie ...
  • Rebooting the NAACP for the 21st Century

    Jul 17, 2009
    Yesterday the NAACP wrapped up its Centennial Convention. The Takeaway has been covering the convention all week, from DJ Spooky’s artistic take on the African-America experience to P...
  • The Legacy: Reactions to Obama's NAACP Speech

    Jul 17, 2009
    As the NAACP wrapped up the celebration of its 100-year history, President Barack Obama stopped by to address the crowd. Joining us with their reactions to the president's speech and ...
  • President Obama Addresses the NAACP

    Jul 17, 2009
    Last night the first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama, addressed the NAACP convention. His speech was a poignant capstone for the organization's hundred-y...
  • The NAACP's Legal Legacy

    Jul 16, 2009
    Today the NAACP wraps up its convention celebrating its 100-year anniversary. For a look at what the group's future fights for civil rights should be and how their past accomplishment...
  • The Obama Administration and the Legacy of the NAACP

    Jul 15, 2009
    This week the NAACP is convening for its centennial celebration in New York City and The Takeaway is talking to leaders from around the country about the future of this 100-year old i...
  • DJ Spooky: Civil Rights Unbound

    Jul 14, 2009
    Throughout the last century, the struggle of the civil rights movement has been documented in photos, speeches, poems and paintings. Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, mixed clips from...
  • Marking the NAACPs Centennial Convention

    Jul 13, 2009
    The NAACP has gathered in New York for a six-day convention celebrating its 100-year anniversary. It’s an enormous affair with giants such as Cornel West, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and ...