About Us

HISTORY AND PURPOSE

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed in 1909 by a group of white and black citizens appalled at the injustices that some Americans suffered solely because of their race. Mary White Ovington led the organization with zeal and enthusiasm through many obstacles.

The organization has grown steadily since then. Today, it is the largest and most influential civil rights organization in the country. The basic strengths of the NAACP are derived from its historic victories in the courts, its belief in the cause and legislative actions at all levels.

To keep pace with changing times, the NAACP has launched a number of dynamic social programs. These programs are aimed at speeding the march toward victory over racism, hatred, bigotry and poverty.

FAYETTE COUNTY BRANCH

The Fayette County Branch was organized and chartered in February 1997. The purpose and aim of the Fayette County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is:

To continue to make a positive impact on the quality of life for the citizens of Fayette County through…

  • Political empowerment with increased voter registration and participation;
  • Strengthening and encouraging excellence in our Youth Council;
  • Challenging and fighting against injustices of any kind;
  • Contributing to cultural, educational, social and political programs;
  • Involvement in the development of a socially healthy community;
  • Assisting those who strive to monitor and reduce crime;
  • Promoting educational, social, political and economic equality and opportunities.