Branch Turns 100

Charleston NAACP looks back, ahead as it turns 100

In the public imagination, the NAACP is synonymous with tenacious civil rights litigation and impassioned speeches. It was instrumental in numerous legal battles in South Carolina, including the 1952 Briggs v. Elliott case, which challenged segregation in public schools, and the 1961 case of the Friendship 9, which produced the movement mantra “Jail, No Bail.”

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