Definition of NAACP abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌen dʌbəl ˌeɪ siː ˈpiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌen dʌbəl ˌeɪ siː ˈpiː//
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (an organization in the US that works for the rights of African Americans) Culture The NAACP was formed in 1909 and played an important part in the civil rights movement. One of its major achievements was to bring a legal case which led to the US Supreme Court's decision in 1954 against segregation in schools.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: NAACP