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National Board of Directors

NAACP is governed by a Board of Directors, a dynamic group of leading activists and philanthropists from around the United States.

The National Board of Directors is a dynamic group of activists and philanthropists from around the U.S. They represent the Association's seven regions, youth councils, high school chapters, and college chapters. 

The Board:

  • Establishes all major administrative and other policies governing the affairs of the Association.
  • Designates and/or elects all officers of the Association, including the Chair of the Board of Directors, a Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer, a Secretary who also serves as General Counsel of the Association, a President and Chief Executive Officer, and an Assistant Secretary.
  • Owns, manages, of property, both real and personal, stock, otherwise, in the name of the Association.
  • Creates regions, divisions, departments, bureaus, and standing committees as needed to carry out the objectives of the Association.
  • Sets membership fees and categories of membership.
  • Hosts an annual convention and an annual meeting of the Board of Directors.
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Honoring a Legend

Bishop William H. Graves, Sr., a trailblazer for justice and equality, was a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors for 27 years. Join us in honoring this longtime activist and advisor to The Crisis magazine by becoming a member today. 

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- Bishop William H. Graves, Sr.

National Board of Directors

Washington, D.C.
Owings Mills, MD
Austin, TX
Honolulu, HI
Elkridge, MD
San Francisco, CA
Ft. Worth, TX
San Jose, CA
West Roxbury, MA
Pleasant Garden, NC
Louisville, KY
Detroit, MI
Brockton, MA
Bartlett, IL
Cedar Rapids, IA
Columbus, GA
New York, NY
Hamden, CT
Aiken, SC
St. Louis, MO
New York, NY
Milwaukee, WI
Los Angeles, CA
Washington, D.C.
Sacramento, CA
Houston, TX
Hartford, CT
Washington, D.C.
Columbia, SC
Baton Rouge, LA
Overland Park, KS
Homestead, FL
Washington, D.C.
St. Louis, MO
Culpepper, VA
Raytown, MO
Memphis, TN
Florence, SC
New York, NY
Las Cruces, NM
Harvest, AL
Vineland, NJ
Millington, TN
Brownsville, TN
Hampton, VA
Garnerville, NY
Upper Marlboro, MD
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