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The Amherst County NAACP

Our Story

NAACP Founders

On February 12, 1909 the NAACP was founded by a multiracial group of activists, who answered
“The Call,” in the New York City, NY.
– Ida Wells-Barnett
– W.E.B. DuBois
– Henry Moscowitz
– Mary White Ovington
– Oswald Garrison Villiard
– William English Walling

NAACP Mission

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.

NAACP Vision

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 Objectives

The principal objectives of the NAACP 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 United States
– 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 elimination
– 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

Amherst NAACP Officers:

President                   Gloria Witt

Vice President           Beverly Jones

Secretary                   Jackie Bibby

Treasurer                   Melodie Fletcher

Asst. Treasurer          Phyllis Bennett

Membership Chair     Nancy Lewis



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