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Scout, you probably don’t know it, but the NAACP-paid lawyers are standing around like buzzards down here waiting for things like this to happen—
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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One of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. It was founded in 1909 to work on behalf of black people.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP  (retrieved 6/08)
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  • Scout, you probably don’t know it, but the NAACP-paid lawyers are standing around like buzzards down here waiting for things like this to happen—
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I don’t know anything about that bunch except that some misguided clerk sent me some NAACP Christmas seals last year, so I stuck ’cause on all the cards I sent home.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I discovered that the law school offered an unusual one-month intensive course on race and poverty litigation taught by Betsy Bartholet, a law professor who had worked as an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • A number of organizations and individuals were working tirelessly to end segregation and discrimination: the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), as well as Thurgood Marshall, John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Along with many other people whose names have been forgotten, these men and women strove to…
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

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  • Medgar Evers, the NAACP officer who live five minutes away, they blew up his carport last night.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Whites told their black employees, and really believed it, that the NAACP and Martin Luther King were the black man’s greatest enemies.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • It felt like serendipity—she and several other women had recently founded the Turner Station Heritage Committee, and they were organizing events to bring attention to black people from Turner Station who’d contributed good things to the world: a former congressman who became president of the NAACP, an astronaut, and the man who’d won several Emmy awards as the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Did you know the restaurant you chose for the banquet is being picketed by CORE and the NAACP?
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Jesus, he probably punched the wrong numbers and got the NAACP.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Kwang embracing leaders at an NAACP benefit.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker

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  • Your father and I have been charter members of the NAACP for the last twenty-five years.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • "I thought the NAACP was forbidden to do business in Alabama," said Jean Louise.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • That NAACP’s come down here and filled ’cause with poison till it runs out of their ears.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "—everybody knows the NAACP’s dedicated to the overthrow of the South …."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • No, the trash is what the NAACP’s after.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He was in real dutch this time, he needed real help and what do they do but sit in the kitchen and talk NAACP …. not long ago, Atticus would have done it simply from his goodness, he would have done it for Cal.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The Federal Government and the NAACP.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • You slang the Supreme Court within an inch of its life, then you turn around and talk like the NAACP.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I’d like for my state to be left alone to keep house without advice from the NAACP, which knows next to nothing about its business and cares less.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Atticus, the NAACP hasn’t done half of what I’ve seen in the past two days.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I think we deserve everything we’ve gotten from the NAACP and more.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The NAACP has a great deal to answer for in that department, too.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Then the NAACP stepped in with its fantastic demands and shoddy ideas of government—can you blame the South for resenting being told what to do about its own people by people who have no idea of its daily problems?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The NAACP has invited me to certain forums but I feel token there.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Medgar Evers like a celebrity around here, being so high in the NAACP.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • When he was attorney general before becoming governor, Patterson banned the NAACP from operating in Alabama and blocked civil rights boycotts and protests in Tuskegee and Montgomery.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Despite appeals from the NAACP and black clergy, who asked that the sentence be converted to life imprisonment, Governor Olin Johnston refused to intervene and George was sent to Columbia to be executed in South Carolina’s electric chair.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • In 2013, along with Marsha Colbey, we decided to honor the charismatic former director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Elaine Jones, and the progressive icecream icons Ben (Cohen) and Jerry (Greenfield).
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "Medgar Evers," he say, his voice sound like it’s rolling backwards, "NAACP Field Secretary, is dead.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
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