The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.


In 1905 W.E.B. Dubois called for a meeting of several black intellectuals to meet in Niagara Falls, Canada. They met to discuss and challenge the policies of the day, which prevented blacks from being full members of American society. In response to the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois, Dubois and members of the Niagara Movement came together with a group of white liberals and issued “The Call” for a national conference in New York City to renew “the struggle for civil and political liberty.” They initially called themselves the National Negro Committee. However, on February 12, 1909, this multiracial group of activists founded The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and incorporated the organization in 1911.

2015-16 Officers


Clarence Magee
Email: cemageejoy@aol.com

1st Vice President

Ammie L. Davis

2nd Vice President

Milan Hoze


Stella Mackabee
Email: stellamackabee@bellsouth.net

Asst. Secretary:

Gwendolyn Davis


Jessie O. Pope, Jr.

Executive Board
Hattie Brown
Bea Cathey
Mary Duckworth
Larry Edward Duncan
Fannie Evans
Betty B. Hill
Carrie Magee
Lisa Means
Robert Press
Jeanette Smith
Andrea L. Wesley