Thriving in Herstory
The civil rights movement is bathed in the blood, sweat, and tears of Black women fighting tirelessly to nurture, protect and cover the souls of our families in a continued fight for our lives.
Black women have always been the backbone of civil rights movements, even when our contributions are overlooked and written out of history. We have had to fight for freedom on several fronts. Historically, we have organized, built communities, and mobilized not because we want pity. It's because we want change and will fight for it.
There would be no liberation without Black women at the table, no equity, or justice. Black women have always been essential to the social justice movement, leading on the frontlines and in the home, protectors, providers, and warriors. It was her who they call Moses.
Let me be clear - there is no place for hate in a democracy. The NAACP will continue to fight back against white supremacy and advocate for the policies necessary to dispel the spread of hate and extremist agendas in order to ensure our communities are protected.- Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
Thrive: In Movement. In Culture. In Community.
Driving Quality of Life through Data
NAACP and Brookings have partnered on The Black Progress Index, a new analysis of the places where Black people are thriving most, as measured through their life expectancy. In the spirit of W.E.B. Du Bois, we're working to provide insight into the local civic actions that can improve life expectancy outcomes.
WE NEED YOU IN THE FIGHT
Each and every NAACP member makes a difference to the complex, ongoing work of advancing racial equity. We have driven the hardest-fought wins for civil rights and social justice — with you by our side, we can accelerate the next milestones for Black Americans.
Join this multigenerational network of activists dismantling structural racism by using your power to take action on the most pressing issues of our time.
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We tackle today's toughest challenges
Race & Justice
Racial equity and justice through discourse and policy change
Advocacy & Litigation
Fair and just representation for all by standing up for our rights in the courts and in Congress
Mobility and a thriving Black economy
A world-class education for all students
Health & Well-being
An inclusive culture of health and equitable social health systems
Environmental Climate Justice
An environmental, social, and economic revolution
Next Generation Leadership
Support for young leaders and change agents
NAACP is leading the fight for justice
Ensure that Black lives are a priority in all spaces
From police brutality to COVID-19 to voter suppression, Black communities are under attack. We work to disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas including criminal justice, health care, education, climate, and the economy. When it comes to civil rights and social justice, we have the unique ability to secure more wins than anyone else. Help make racial equity a reality.