NAACP, Monroe County Branch

NAACP, Monroe County Branch

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The Monroe County Branch NAACP meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at Second Baptist Church (321 N. Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN).

The NAACP was formed in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice. On February 12, over the signatures of 60 persons, the 'Call' was issued for a meeting on the concept of creating an organization that would be an aggressive watchdog of Negro liberties. This event marks the founding of the NAACP.

Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villiard, and William English Walling led the 'Call' to renew the struggle for civil and political liberty.

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