W.E.B. DuBois
Founder of the NAACP
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor

Vision Statement

Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.


Together with more than 2 million activists across the country we work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

To make our vision a reality, we will:

  • Ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens

  • Achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States

  • Remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes

  • Seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights

  • Inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination

  • Educate everyone on their constitutional rights and take all lawful action to secure the exercise of those rights, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and the NAACP Constitution


Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.

The Coraopolis Branch of the NAACP was founded August 15, 2020        Chartered: February 20, 2021

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