Duke University NAACP

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The Mission

The Duke University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shall work to advance the political, educational, economic, and social status of Black people and other people of color; to eliminate racial prejudice; to encourage students of color to work together to uplift Duke and Durham communities through activism and social justice work, in alliance with the national and local chapters; to develop an intelligent, effective leadership; and to maintain awareness on campus of racial issues among students, faculty, staff, and administration. 

Our History

The Duke University Chapter of the NAACP is a collegiate branch of the national organization. The first chapter was founded on Duke’s campus in 1994. The Chapter was named the 1998 North Carolina Collegiate Chapter of the Year, the 2000 National Collegiate Chapter of the Year, as well as the 2000 North Carolina Collegiate Chapter of the Year. The Chapter became inactive after the spring of 2004. The Chapter was reactivated in the spring of 2006. Past events include the South Carolina Confederate Flag Boycott, the Horowitz Chronicle Ad protest voter registration drives, several political awareness campaigns, and various community service events.

Initiatives 

Education

Our goal is to work to improve the educational status of Black people and other minority groups, and work to inform the Duke and Durham community of the problems affecting Black people and other minority groups. 

Criminal Justice

Our goal is to work to eliminate disparate treatment of Black people in all aspects of law enforcement and criminal justice systems.

Economic Empowerment

Our goal is to work to accelerate economic growth in our communities, and to improve the economic status of Black people and other minority groups through education and community collaboration.

Voter Registration

Our goal is to work to improve the political status of Black people and other minority groups and to increase African American participation in the democratic process.


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