The NAACP Mission
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all people, and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The first page of the NAACP Constitution states that the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens.
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States.
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights.
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination.
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.