About the NAACP


Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.


We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.

The website for the entire NAACP https://www.naacp.org/ organization provides a wealth of information about our history, governance, and activities.

A comprehensive summary of the origins and early days of the NAACP can be found at https://www.naacp.org/nations-premier-civil-rights-organization/

W.E.B. Dubois was the first editor of the NAACP’s magazine, The Crisis https://www.thecrisismagazine.com/

The National Office provides bylaws https://www.naacp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Bylaws-for-Units-Revised-Effective-March-2019-FINAL.pdf to guide the work of the units.

NAACP branches are organized into regions. Our branch is part of the New England Area Conference (NEAC) The Conference hosts regular meetings to facilitate communication between units, keep the branches informed about important issues, and to provide support to the units.