For over one hundred years, the NAACP has been built on the premise that people of all races, nationalities, and faiths, men, and women, are created equal. The Chicago Far-South Suburban Branch received its charter from the NAACP on May 17, 1979. Since its inception, this branch has focused on the betterment of its people in numerous areas, including economics, housing, education, and government.
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 persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
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
• 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
• 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.
ACT-SO is a major youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Click here to learn more.
Springfield Race Riot of 1908, the catalyst for the creation of the NAACP