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NAACP

ORGANIZATION

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Founded in 1909 as the National Negro Committee, by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villiard, and William English Walling.

Official Website:
http://www.naacp.org/

Location:
Baltimore, MD

Founding Date:
1909

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hugh J. Addonizio
Politician
31-Jan-1914 2-Feb-1981 Mayor of Newark, 1962-70
Angela Alioto
Politician
20-Oct-1949   San Francisco politician and pundit
Reuben V. Anderson
Attorney
16-Sep-1942   Partner, Phelps Dunbar
Dennis Archer
Politician
1-Jan-1942   Mayor of Detroit, 1994-2001
Mario L. Baeza
Business
c. 1951   Baeza & Co.
Frank Ballance
Politician
15-Feb-1942   Congressman from North Carolina, 2003-04
Andrew C. Barrett
Government
14-Apr-1942   FCC Commissioner, 1989-96
Marion Barry
Politician
6-Mar-1936   Twice Mayor of Washington, DC
Mary McLeod Bethune
Educator
10-Jul-1875 18-May-1955 Black activist and educator
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Politician
4-Feb-1947   Congressman, Georgia 2nd
Kenneth Blackwell
Government
28-Feb-1948   Ohio Secretary of State, 1999-2007
Richard Blumenthal
Government
13-Feb-1946   US Senator from Connecticut
Julian Bond
Activist
14-Jan-1940   NAACP Chairman, 1998-2010
Edward Bouchet
Physicist
15-Sep-1852 28-Oct-1918 First African-American PhD
Barbara L. Bowles
Business
c. 1946   The Kenwood Group
Kay Boyle
Author
19-Feb-1902 27-Dec-1992 The Underground Woman
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
Gwendolyn Brooks
Poet
7-Jun-1917 3-Dec-2000 Annie Allen
Heywood Broun
Journalist
7-Dec-1888 18-Dec-1939 Muckraking reporter of the 1920s and '30s
Roland W. Burris
Politician
8-Aug-1937   US Senator from Illinois, 2009-10
Louis B. Butler, Jr.
Judge
15-Feb-1952   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Bob Carr
Politician
27-Mar-1943   Congressman from Michigan, 1975-95
Linda Chavez
Activist
17-Jun-1947   Neoconservative activist, pundit
Erwin Chemerinsky
Scholar
14-May-1953   Legal Scholar
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Kenneth B. Clark
Psychologist
14-Jul-1914 1-May-2005 Studied the effects of prejudice on children
Eric L. Clay
Judge
18-Jan-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jim Clyburn
Politician
21-Jul-1940   Congressman, South Carolina 6th
William K. Coblentz
Attorney
28-Jul-1922 13-Sep-2010 Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass
Virgis W. Colbert
Business
1939   EVP at Miller Brewing, 1997-2005
William T. Coleman, Jr.
Government
7-Jul-1920   US Secretary of Transportation, 1975-77
Cardiss Collins
Politician
24-Sep-1931   Congresswoman from Illinois, 1973-97
John Conyers
Politician
16-May-1929   Congressman, Michigan 14th
Richard Cordray
Government
3-May-1959   Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Richard Cardinal Cushing
Religion
24-Aug-1895 2-Nov-1970 Catholic Archbishop of Boston, 1944-70
Hal Daub
Politician
23-Apr-1941   Mayor of Omaha, 1995-2001
Danny Davis
Politician
6-Sep-1941   Congressman, Illinois 7th
Ossie Davis
Actor
18-Dec-1917 4-Feb-2005 Do The Right Thing
Drew S. Days III
Government
1941   US Solicitor General, 1993-96
Ruby Dee
Actor
27-Oct-1924   The Jackie Robinson Story
Adrian W. DeWind
Attorney
1-Dec-1913 7-Aug-2009 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Julian C. Dixon
Politician
8-Aug-1934 8-Dec-2000 Congressman from California, 1979-2000
Robert Drinan
Politician
15-Nov-1920 28-Jan-2007 Jesuit priest, Massachusetts Congressman
W. E. B. Du Bois
Sociologist
23-Feb-1868 27-Aug-1963 Civil rights activist
Edward R. Dudley
Diplomat
11-Mar-1911 8-Feb-2005 First Black US Ambassador
Marian Wright Edelman
Activist
6-Jun-1939   Founder, Children's Defense Fund
Albert Einstein
Physicist
14-Mar-1879 18-Apr-1955 Theory of relativity
Charles Evers
Activist
11-Sep-1922   Brother of Medgar Evers
Medgar Evers
Activist
2-Jul-1925 12-Jun-1963 Civil rights activist murdered in 1963
Sam Farr
Politician
4-Jul-1941   Congressman, California 17th
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Novelist
27-Apr-1882 30-Apr-1961 Comedy: American Style
Bob Filner
Politician
4-Sep-1942   Congressman, California 51st
Donald Fowler
Government
12-Sep-1935   DNC chairman, 1995-97
E. Franklin Frazier
Sociologist
24-Sep-1894 17-May-1962 Black Bourgeoisie
Jake Gaither
Football
11-Apr-1903 18-Feb-1994 Head Coach, Florida A&M, 1945-69
Patrick R. Gaston
Business
5-Aug-1957   President, Verizon Foundation
Kenneth A. Gibson
Politician
15-May-1932   Mayor of Newark, 1970-86
Benjamin A. Gilman
Politician
6-Dec-1922   Congressman from New York, 1973-2003
David Girard-diCarlo
Lobbyist
20-Jan-1943   Lobbyist, US Ambassador to Austria
Michael Goldstein
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Toys R Us, 1994-98
Bruce S. Gordon
Business
15-Feb-1946   President of the NAACP, 2005-07
Earl G. Graves
Business
c. 1935   Black Enterprise magazine
Al Green
Politician
1-Sep-1947   Congressman, Texas 9th
Roman S. Gribbs
Politician
29-Dec-1925   Mayor of Detroit, 1970-74
Robert P. Griffin
Politician
6-Nov-1923   US Senator from Michigan, 1966-79
Lani Guinier
Educator
19-Apr-1950   The Tyranny of the Majority
Fred Hampton, Sr.
Activist
30-Aug-1948 4-Dec-1969 Black Panther leader assassinated by police
Conrad K. Harper
Attorney
c. 1940   Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett
Ann Weaver Hart
Educator
1948   President, Temple University
Alcee Hastings
Politician
5-Sep-1936   Congressman, Florida 23rd
Wade Henderson
Activist
1948   Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Judge
25-Feb-1928 14-Dec-1998 Chief Justice, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Barney Hill
Hoaxer
20-Jul-1922 25-Feb-1969 Self-proclaimed UFO abductee
Betty Hill
Hoaxer
28-Jun-1919 17-Oct-2004 Self-proclaimed UFO abductee
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Government
21-Jan-1951   US Attorney General
Benjamin Hooks
Activist
31-Jan-1925 15-Apr-2010 NAACP Director, 1977-92
Harold Ickes
Government
15-Mar-1874 3-Feb-1952 US Secretary of the Interior, 1933-46
Maynard Jackson
Politician
23-Mar-1938 23-Jun-2003 First black Mayor of Atlanta
Benjamin Todd Jealous
Activist
c. 1972   President of the NAACP
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Politician
3-Dec-1935   Congresswoman, Texas 30th
James Weldon Johnson
Author
17-Jun-1871 26-Jun-1938 God's Trombones
Vernon Jordan
Business
15-Aug-1935   Advisor to Bill Clinton
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Marcy Kaptur
Politician
17-Jun-1946   Congresswoman, Ohio 9th
Pamela S. Karlan
Scholar
1959   Constitutional and legal scholar
Helen Keller
Activist
27-Jun-1880 1-Jun-1968 Deaf and blind activist
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
Marilyn Kelly
Judge
15-Apr-1938   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Dale Kildee
Politician
16-Sep-1929   Congressman, Michigan 5th
Carolyn Kilpatrick
Politician
25-Jun-1945   Congresswoman from Michigan, 1997-2011
Kwame Kilpatrick
Politician
8-Jun-1970   Mayor of Detroit, 2002-08
Fred Kleisner
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Wyndham International
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Milton R. Konvitz
Educator
12-Mar-1908 5-Sep-2003 Cornell Professor, Labor and Industrial Relations
Joanne C. Kozberg
Administrator
?   California Strategies
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Mel Levine
Politician
7-Jun-1943   Congressman from California, 1983-93
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Business
30-Apr-1956   Co-Chair Investment Banking at Lazard
Joseph Lieberman
Politician
24-Feb-1942   US Senator from Connecticut
Rayford W. Logan
Historian
7-Jan-1897 4-Nov-1982 The Negro in American Life and Thought
Joseph Lowery
Activist
6-Oct-1921   Co-Founder of the SCLC
Conrad L. Mallett, Jr.
Business
12-Nov-1953   Chief Justice of Michigan, 1997-99
Thurgood Marshall
Judge
2-Jul-1908 24-Jan-1993 First black US Supreme Court justice
Vilma S. Martinez
Attorney
17-Oct-1943   US Ambassador to Argentina
Hattie McDaniel
Actor
10-Jun-1893 26-Oct-1952 Mammy in Gone with the Wind
Gabrielle K. McDonald
Judge
12-Apr-1942   US District Court Judge, Texas, 1979-88
Cynthia McKinney
Politician
17-Mar-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 1993-2003 and 2005-07
Kendrick Meek
Politician
6-Sep-1966   Congressman from Florida, 2003-11
Gregory Meeks
Politician
25-Sep-1953   Congressman, New York 6th
Kweisi Mfume
Politician
24-Oct-1948   Former Congressman, CEO of the NAACP
Juanita Millender-McDonald
Politician
7-Sep-1938 22-Apr-2007 Congresswoman from California, 1996-2007
Gwen Moore
Politician
18-Apr-1951   Congresswoman, Wisconsin 4th
Dutch Morial
Politician
9-Oct-1929 24-Dec-1989 Mayor of New Orleans, 1978-86
Dennis Muchmore
Business
c. 1947   Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates
James C. Napier
Government
9-Jun-1845 21-Apr-1940 Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank
Robert Nix, Jr.
Judge
13-Jul-1928 23-Aug-2003 Pennsylvania Chief Justice, 1984-96
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Politician
13-Jun-1937   Congresswoman, Washington DC
Charles Ogletree
Attorney
31-Dec-1952   Law professor
Major Owens
Politician
28-Jun-1936   Congressman, New York 11th
Rod Paige
Government
17-Jun-1933   US Secretary of Education, 2000-04
Dorothy Parker
Author
22-Aug-1893 7-Jun-1967 Constant Reader known for acerbic quips
Rosa Parks
Activist
4-Feb-1913 24-Oct-2005 Wouldn't sit in the back of the bus
David A. Paterson
Politician
20-May-1954   Governor of New York, 2008-11
Deval Patrick
Politician
31-Jul-1956   Governor of Massachusetts
Robert P. Patterson
Judge
12-Feb-1891 22-Jan-1952 US Secretary of War, 1945-47
Donald Payne
Politician
16-Jul-1934 6-Mar-2012 Congressman from New Jersey, 1989-2012
Tyler Perry
Film Director
13-Sep-1969   Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Ann Petry
Novelist
12-Oct-1908 28-Apr-1997 The Street
Reince Priebus
Government
18-Mar-1972   RNC Chairman
Peggy A. Quince
Judge
3-Jan-1948   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Nick Rahall
Politician
20-May-1949   Congressman, West Virginia 3rd
A. Philip Randolph
Activist
15-Apr-1889 16-May-1979 20th century civil rights leader
Gilbert T. Ray
Business
c. 1944   Former Partner, O'Melveny and Myers
Linda Johnson Rice
Business
22-Mar-1958   CEO of Johnson Publishing
Jackie Robinson
Baseball
31-Jan-1919 24-Oct-1972 First negro in the major leagues
Ray M. Robinson
Business
30-Nov-1947   Former AT&T executive
Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady
11-Oct-1884 7-Nov-1962 First Lady under FDR
Albert J. Rosenthal
Educator
5-Mar-1919 17-Mar-2010 Dean of Columbia Law School, 1979-84
Julius Rosenwald
Business
12-Aug-1862 6-Jan-1932 Sears executive and Good Samaritan
Jan Schakowsky
Politician
26-May-1944   Congresswoman, Illinois 9th
Mark Schauer
Politician
2-Oct-1961   Congressman from Michigan, 2009-11
Bobby Scott
Politician
30-Apr-1947   Congressman, Virginia 3rd
Terri Sewell
Politician
1-Jan-1965   Congresswoman, Alabama 7th
Joshua I. Smith
Business
c. 1941   Coaching Group LLC
Joel Elias Spingarn
Critic
17-May-1875 26-Jul-1939 Literary critic, NAACP leader
Alex-St. James
Activist
c. 1960   African American Republican Leadership Council
Michael S. Steele
Politician
19-Oct-1958   RNC Chairman, 2009-11
David J. Stern
Basketball
22-Sep-1942   Commissioner of the NBA
Carl E. Stewart
Judge
2-Jan-1950   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
H. Patrick Swygert
Educator
17-Mar-1943   President of Howard University, 1995-2008
Ray Taliaferro
Radio Personality
7-Feb-1939   KGO late-night talk show host
C. Delores Tucker
Activist
4-Oct-1927 12-Oct-2005 National Congress of Black Women
Cicely Tyson
Actor
19-Dec-1933   Sounder
Sheryl Underwood
Comic
28-Oct-1963   The Talk
Lillian Wald
Activist
10-Mar-1867 1-Sep-1940 Henry Street Settlement
Harold Washington
Politician
15-Apr-1922 25-Nov-1987 First black Mayor of Chicago
Diane Watson
Politician
12-Nov-1933   Congresswoman from California, 2001-11
Mel Watt
Politician
26-Aug-1945   Congressman, North Carolina 12th
Robert C. Weaver
Government
29-Dec-1907 17-Jul-1997 US HUD Secretary, 1966-68
Ted Wells
Attorney
28-Apr-1950   Washington lawyer
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Activist
16-Jul-1862 25-Mar-1931 Civil rights advocate
Jessamyn West
Author
18-Jul-1902 23-Feb-1984 The Friendly Persuasion
George Henry White
Politician
18-Dec-1852 28-Dec-1918 Congressman from North Carolina, 1897-1901
Walter White
Activist
1-Jul-1893 21-Mar-1955 Worked against lynchings
Roger Wilkins
Educator
25-Mar-1932   Author, blackademic
Jesse T. Williams, Sr.
Business
c. 1940   VP at Goodyear, 1988-98
Karen Hastie Williams
Business
c. 1944   Retired Partner, Crowell & Moring
Margaret Bush Wilson
Activist
30-Jan-1919 11-Aug-2009 NAACP Chairman, 1975-83
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States


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