WHO WE ARE

We are the home of grassroots activism for civil rights and social justice.

In our cities, schools, companies, and courtrooms, we are the legacy of W.E.B. Dubois, Ida B. Wells, Thurgood Marshall, and many other giants of civil rights.

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is one of the earliest and most influential civil rights organization in the United States. The NAACP's more than half-million members and supporters are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. ​Mr. W.E.B. Du Bois, the only African American among the organization’s executives, established the NAACP's official journal, The Crisis.  

OUR MISSION

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

OUR VISION

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

NAACP NATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens

  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States

  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes

  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights

  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination.  To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.