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1948 - Kelly Alexander, Sr., President of North Carolina NAACP

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Modern Era Begins 1946-1959

Kelly Alexander, Sr. becomes head of NC NAACP: 1948.

  • He will hold this position until 1984. 
  • Alexander believes that no racial progress will occur until the courts are used to seek racial justice. 
  • Under his leadership, this state chapter petitions more school boards and brings forth more school desegregation lawsuits during the 1950s than any chapter in the United States.