National Association for the Advancement of White People
The National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP) is a name that has been used for several white nationalist organizations in the United States, deriving its name from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The first organization was originally incorporated on December 14, 1953 in Delaware by Bryant Bowles. The following year an article was written on the organization by Time magazine. In September 1955, the Deputy Attorney General of Delaware took action to revoke its corporate charter.
In 1979, David Duke left the Ku Klux Klan and incorporated a new group taking the name of the defunct National Association for the Advancement of White People. It was headquartered in Metairie, an unincorporated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.
In 1998, the organization had local chapters in Ardmore and Selma in Alabama; Harrison and Texarkana in Arkansas; Conyers and Hogansville in Georgia; Paducah in Kentucky; Brookhaven, Escatawpa, Hazlehurst, McComb, Oxford, Petal, Philadelphia, Sontag, and Union Church in Mississippi; as well as in Murfreesboro and Nashville in Tennessee.
The organization was described as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1998. They also described it as a white supremacist organization who distribute "their own hateful propaganda" to white schoolchildren in America.
The organization's views included opposition to affirmative action programs and a strong law and order stance, such as favoring the death penalty and three strikes laws. Its official slogan is: "Equal Rights For All — Special Privileges For None."
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