ABOUT US

OUR VISION, OUR MISSION

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.

OUR HISTORY

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

President

Clarence Magee
Email: cemageejoy@aol.com


1st Vice President

Glenda Funchess


2nd Vice President

Milan Hoze


Secretary:

Stella Mackabee
Email: stellamackabee@bellsouth.net


Treasurer

Lisa Means


Executive Board
Hattie Brown
Bea Cathy
Mary Duckworth
Larry Edward Duncan
Fannie Evans
Dorothy Lucas
Carrie Magee
Jesse Pope
Robert Press
Jeanette Smith
Kaprice Thomas
Andrea Wesley