Durham-based youth NAACP is created.

March 26, 2024 by Troy

Known as the Crusaders, this chapter was made up of Black students from Hillside High School, the Bull City Barber College, De Shazer’s Beauty College, and Durham Business College and led by attorney Floyd B. McKissick.


Protestors would soon picket Durham’s Royal Ice Cream Parlor, one of the nation’s first significant civil rights protests. Over the ensuing years, youth chapter members engaged in persistent activism, utilizing methods such as marching, picketing, singing, and praying multiple days a week to actively work towards dismantling segregation in Durham.