ABOUT THE NAACP

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The North Carolina Conference of NAACP Branches is 70 years old this year and is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.   

NAACP Vision Statement

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.

NAACP Mission Statement

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 discrimination.


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    "Protect the People" : Open Letter to Gov. Pat McCrory

      Dear Governor McCrory: I recently read a news story that reported the following: "‘Governor Pat McCrory has sworn to uphold the constitution. He will not assume powers not provided to him by law and it is clear he does not have the authority to unilaterally stop the issuance of license plates granted to civic organizations such as the Sons of the Confederacy,’ said Graham Wilson, the governor's press secretary. ‘Governor McCrory will stop the issuance of the Confederate battle flag license plates once the General Assembly provides the legal authority through statute.  If the NAACP and the liberal groups are truly interested in stopping these plates from being issued, they will petition the General Assembly. Once Governor McCrory is given the legal authority, he will resolve this issue once and for all.’" Governor, I want to believe that these were not your own intentions but those of a misguided staff person. In light of the long history of the South and the recent tragedy in Charleston, surely you do not believe that the issue over the Confederate battle flag boils down to one of liberal versus conservative ideals. Certainly in South Carolina it does not. 
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    Symbols of Pro Slavery

    Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II: "Today, the General Assembly is more committed to protecting monuments -- symbols of a pro-slavery, white supremacist, segregationist past -- than they are to protecting people who are living right now." DURHAM, NC - Last night, Gov. Pat McCrory signed the "Historic Artifact Management and Patriotism Act," which prevents local officials from removing Confederate monuments and gives that authority to the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor. This morning, the NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement challenged Gov. McCrory and the General Assembly's decision to prioritize the protection of Confederate monuments over the protection of North Carolinians. NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II's statement is below: 
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