The NAACP is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization in America. In existence for over a century, the NAACP is responsible for a number of victories in the struggle for justice and equality in America. The Lawton, Oklahoma Branch chartered April 12, 1954 by the Association, is one of the largest branches within the State of Oklahoma and continues to fight for the rights of our citizens and remain at the forefront of issues paramount to our community.
The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
The local branch objectives include:
- 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 oppose legislation and policies which are adverse to the programs and policies of the Association consistent with the efforts of the national organization
- 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, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Directors .