THE NAACP | GALLERY THREE
The NAACP was formed partly in response to the practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois. They formed branches throughout the U.S. Led by Lillie Carroll Jackson between 1935 and 1970, the Baltimore branch grew exponentially. Many of the victories experienced locally with Thurgood Marshall and Charles Hamilton Houston at the helm, reverberated across the nation. In Gallery III, learn about the local journeys of these national giants of civil rights.