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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States. The mission of the NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights, in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
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The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. The NAACP was formed in 1909 as a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells.