Although UW authorities would not allow students to organize an NAACP chapter, they did ok another organization, the Civil Rights Action Group (CRAG), the following year.
Some students had joined civil rights
organizations and participated in political activities during the
1930s and 1940s. In the late 1950s the school integration
battles in the South led to revived activism in Seattle.
Bettylou Valentine was a youth leader of
NAACP. In 1959 she tried to start a chapter at UW but University
authorities would not allow the group to meet.