Founded Feb. 12. 1909, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
The contributions that the members of this organization have made to the civil rights of not only African Americans but for all people of color. As stated in Art of Possibility in the chapter entitled Being A Contribution. “The contribution game, is never a single individual who is transformed. Transformation overrides the divisions of identity and possession that are the architecture of the measurement model, recasting the tight pattern of scarcity into a widespread array of abundance”. (Zander & Zander 2000)
The NAACP’s principle objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of [the] United States and eliminate race prejudice. Those minority groups and its citizens have made contributions to American history and continue to be recognized today.