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.

NAACP Bylaws

Use this link to view our National Bylaws.

Address on Cissexim

Recent events have made it necessary for us as a chapter to cite our position on issues of sexuality and gender. Use this link to see our letter on our position of cissexim.

Vision Statement

 

Our vision for the Northland is one with equitable opportunities for people of African heritage and other marginalized communities.

 

 

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.

 

History of the Duluth NAACP

 

Use this link to view the history of the Duluth Branch. 

 

Voices for Racial Justice

 

Use this link to view the 2016 Vision and Agenda for Racial Equity in OUR DULUTH.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Stephan Witherspoon

Stephan Witherspoon

President

Sharon Witherspoon

Sharon Witherspoon

Membership Committee Chair

Ivy Vainio

Ivy Vainio

Communications, Press and Publicity Committee Chair

Kym Young

Freedom Fund Committee Chair

Gail Schoenfelder

Political Action Committee Chair

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford

Vice President

Salaam Witherspoon

Salaam Witherspoon

Community Coordination Committee Chair

Audrey Devine-Eller

Audrey Devine-Eller

Education Committee Chair

Erin Kreeger

Criminal Justice Committee Chair

Claudie Washington

Claudie Washington

2nd Vice President

Terresa Moses

Terresa Moses

Young Adult Committee Chair

Bob Grytdahl

Bob Grytdahl

Executive Committee Member

Myron McCoo

Labor and Industry Committee Co-Chair

Jara McLarren

Jara McLarren

Treasurer

Janet Kennedy

Janet Kennedy

Health & Environmental Equity Committee Chair

Doug Bowen-Bailey

Doug Bowen-Bailey

Executive Committee

Jerel Benton

Labor and Industry Committee Co-Chair