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.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution — the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
OBJECTIVE TO ENSURE | To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens.
OBJECTIVE TO REMOVE | To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.
OBJECTIVE TO ACHIEVE | To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States.
OBJECTIVE TO SEEK | To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights.
OBJECTIVE TO EDUCATE | 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.
OBJECTIVE TO INFORM | To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination.
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.