National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

advocacy group

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP (pronounced N-double-A-C-P) is a civil rights organization in the United States, created for the advancement of black people by means of following judicial policies.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
AbbreviationNAACP
FormationFebruary 12, 1909
Purpose"To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate (get rid of) racial hatred and racial discrimination."
HeadquartersBaltimore, Maryland
Membership
300,000[1]
President/CEO
Benjamin Jealous
Budget
$27,624,433[2]
Websitehttp://www.naacp.org/

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