WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, February 12th. One of the nation's major civil rights organizations is 108 years old today — the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Founded to combat lynching and segregation, the NAACP continues to work toward greater opportunities for minorities. One of its most telling moments came with the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, which desegregated the nation's schools. The lawyer who argued that case, Thurgood Marshall, became the first African-American Supreme Court justice. When the NAACP was founded, there were 9.8 million African-Americans in the U.S. Today, including multi-racial people, that number is nearly 45 million. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Organization/accessed 11/25/2016: http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history
Early Black population: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 17
Black population alone or in combination with other races/American Community Survey:: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_1YR/B02009
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau