According to History website NAACP was Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was one of the earliest and most influential civil rights organization in the United States. During its early years, the NAACP focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day. They called for federal anti-lynching laws and coordinated a series of challenges to state-sponsored segregation in public schools, an effort that led to the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which declared the doctrine of “separate but equal” to be unconstitutional. Though other civil rights groups emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, the NAACP retained a prominent role within the movement, co-organizing the 1963 March on Washington, and successfully lobbying for legislation that resulted in the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Act.
Today the NAACP main responsibility is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
With all that background information may we say it is exciting to say none the less that NAACP has spawned a new chapter here at Missouri State University. Expect nothing but great things happening for the future for the campus.
“We’re kind of revamping ourselves, and what we really want to do is have programs and workshops that focus on the people, and spread awareness of different issues that are going on right now.” said current President of the NAACP chapter Demetria Green. Program implementation is their primary focus as of now, and developing ways to impact the Missouri State Campus. Green continued and noted that they’re very much still are in the developmental stage of their birth, but are primed with fire like motivation to make this chapter great. With desire like this the chapter is sure to blossom into quite the organization for the campus.
It’s widely believed by students that the NAACP is only for African Americans, but such isn’t the case. “We’re very inclusive, and we don’t want people to think if your not African American you can’t be apart of it.” said Green. When asked about what’s their biggest goal for the semester Green had this to say “Our biggest goal is to be successful. We really want to bring awareness of the organization since we’re revamped here on campus.”