One Voice - One Sound - One Movement
The BLACK AGENDA Survey
For 100 years the NAACP has been both a beacon and refuge for American citizens in search of freedom, justice, and equality. In its original Call, the founders of the NAACP declared that "Discrimination once permitted cannot be bridled....We call upon all the believers in democracy to join in a national conference for the discussion of present evils, the voicing of protests, and the renewal of the struggle for civil and political liberty." Answering the call inspired by those words is just as vital and necessary to the future of America. Heading into the 21st century, the NAACP is focused on disparities in economics, health care, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system while continuing its role as legal advocate for civil rights issues.