Formed in 1909, by a multiracial group of progressive thinkers, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) is a non-profit organization established with the objective of insuring the political, educational, social
and economic equality of minority groups. The NAACP has as its mission the goal of eliminating race prejudice and removing
all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.
As the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP has worked successfully with allies of all races
who believe in and stand for the principles on which the organization was founded. Throughout its history, some of America's
greatest minds have worked to effect change.
From corprate partnerships to tireless volunteer labor, the NAACP has evolved to meet the challenges of the day, while
remaining true to its original mission. With renewed commitment, the new NAACP is poised to meet the challenges of the 21st
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