Wells was an outstanding civil rights activist and journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Since its founding 102 years ago, the NAACP has been at the forefront in the fight for civil rights and social justice for African Americans and all working people.
"We now live in a surveillance society," civil liberties attorney Chip Pitts charged, "and the dangerous thing is that [it is being] taken for granted, like water is for fish."
The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.
Protesters rallied at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 2 to cheer calls for jobs, union rights and a massive vote against corporate greed and hate in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
Nineteen protesters, including the Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, were arrested Tuesday in Raleigh at a school board meeting.