Mission Statement

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 race-based discrimination. The Duluth Minnesota Branch embodies the mission statement of the National NAACP by working to bring unity in our local communities.

 

Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. 

Objectives

The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • 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.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Stephan Witherspoon

Stephan Witherspoon

President

Sharon Witherspoon

Sharon Witherspoon

Assistant Secretary

Salaam Witherspoon

Salaam Witherspoon

Executive Committee

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford

Vice President

Tori Billings

Tori Billings

Treasurer

Bob Grytdahl

Bob Grytdahl

Executive Committee Member

Claudie Washington

Claudie Washington

2nd Vice President

Boissey Johnson

Boissey Johnson

Assistant Treasurer

Terresa Hardaway

Terresa Hardaway

Young Adult Committee Chair

Karen Perry

Karen Perry

3rd Vice President

Doug Bowen-Bailey

Doug Bowen-Bailey

Executive Committee