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About NAACP

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We are NAACP

We are the home of grassroots activism for civil rights and social justice.

We advocate, agitate, and litigate for the civil rights due to Black America.

In our cities, schools, companies, and courtrooms, we are the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Thurgood Marshall, and many other giants.

Thrive: In Movement. In Culture. In Community.

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Our vision

We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.

Learn how we'll get there

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Our leaders

Our National Board and executive staff believe deeply in our mission and bring decades of experience in advocacy, organizing, and litigation to steer our efforts to secure civil rights and social justice.

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Our Brand

The NAACP Brand Identity Guide is designed to create a consistent visual identity across the Association. Using color, typography, photography, and illustration, departments and branches can create looks to reflect the unique character and goals of your program. Get official branding information for NAACP, ACT-SO, Image Awards, and other NAACP entities.

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We make an impact

In advocacy, we work to make sure Black voices are heard, demands are met, and Black excellence is amplified. From classrooms and courtrooms to city halls and Congress, our network of members across the country works to secure the social and political power that will end race-based discrimination.

See our results

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Empowerment

As a 501c4 organization, we're organized for purpose, not profits. Our 501c3 partner organization, known as NAACP Empowerment Programs, accepts fully tax-deductible donations, as allowed by the IRS.

The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation's first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.

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PUTTING YOUR DOLLARS TO WORK

Every dollar you give to the NAACP, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, and NAACP Empowerment Programs, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is used to push our organization's mission forward. We take pride in how we utilize your donations to continue the fight toward Black liberation.

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Six Months Until Election Day

From police reform to voting rights, and our democracy itself – everything is on the line. We need to raise $250,000 to support our work advocating, agitating, and litigating for civil rights across the nation. Donate today and your gift will be matched, doubling your impact.

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