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.
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.