Library of Congress: Group of African Americans viewing the bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, NAACP attorney, Birmingham, Alabama

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Alabama

By July 30, 1958

The Supreme Court allows the NAACP of Alabama to withhold its membership list from Alabama lawmakers. In NAACP v. Alabama, the Court states that the demand by Alabama officials for the NAACP to provide them with a membership list violates members’ associational rights.

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