The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909 by sixty blacks and whites to safeguard civil, legal, economic, human, and political rights of black Americans as a result of a riot in 1908 in Springfield, Illinois. W.E.B. Du Bois helped found the NAACP and was its outstanding spokesman in its first decades of existence. The Niagara Movement also helped to get the NAACP formed. The NAACP was head quartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. was the field director from 1961-1963. The NAACP published a journal called the Crisis which Du Bois edited until he retired in 1934.
Now, the NAACP is operating under an executive director and a paid staff of about 160 people along with a group of volunteers who represent the 1,800 branches of the NAACP. Its membership is nearly 500,000 people. As you can see, the NAACP still is very much alive today and is still fighting for totally equal rights between blacks and whites.