National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the U.S. According to their website their mission "is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination." [1]

Writing in 2006, Professor Roelofs notes that: "The NAACP has always had strong connections with major corporations. The civil rights movement of the 1960s prompted new close links between activist organizations and business. The Urban Coalition was formed, and thereafter, corporate philanthropy became more focused on defusing systemic threats. Its goal was to challenge segregation and discrimination while discouraging the more radical suggestions of that era's activists. (The same model was later applied to foundation intervention in South Africa, which aimed to end apartheid without furthering the ANC's socialist goals.) Today, Lockheed, GE, and Boeing are important funders of the NAACP." [2]



Board of Directors:[4]



4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-580-5777

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Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Mission, NAACP, accessed July 7, 2007.
  2. Military Contractor Philanthropy: Why Some Stay Silent, World Prout Assembly, accessed July 7, 2007.
  3. Senior staff, NAACP, accessed November 2010.
  4. Leadership, NAACP, accessed November 2010.


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