One Voice - One Sound - One Movement
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.
Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. The NAACP Legal Department maintains an active docket of Civil Rights cases, frequently in
The NAACP National Education Program strives to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by eliminating education-related racial and ethnic disparities in our public schools.
For 100 years the NAACP has been both a beacon and refuge for American citizens in search of freedom, justice, and equality. In its original Call, the founders of the NAACP declared that "Discrimination once permitted cannot be bridled....We call upon all the believers in democracy to join in a national conference for the discussion of present evils, the voicing of protests, and the renewal of the struggle for civil and political liberty." Answering the call inspired by those words is just as vital and necessary to the future of America. Heading into the 21st century, the NAACP is focused on disparities in economics, health care, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system while continuing its role as legal advocate for civil rights issues.