NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. One of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations. Their goal is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of the rights of all persons. The NAACP was founded in 1909 by racial activists and was called the National Negro Committee at first. NAACP won many court cases. Two of them were Morgan vs. Virginia and Brown vs. Board of Education. The NAACP played a big role in education because they opened up 30 new freedom schools that taught the history of civil rights.

CORE: Congress of Racial Equality. Played an important role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Took part in many events of the civil rights movement.

SCLC: Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Largely associated with the first president, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Played large roles in the Albany Movement and Birmingham Campaign, as well as other events.

SNCC: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This organization played a large role in the sit-ins, freedom rides, the 1963 March on Washington, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.