Mission Statement

Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.

Vision Statement

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.



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


To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination


Democratic Processes

To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes


Securing Civil Rights

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


Eliminate Prejudice

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



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.