The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded more than 100 years ago by a group of progressive thinkers committed to racial equality. It remains the largest, oldest, and most effective civil rights organization in the country. The original purpose of the NAACP was to secure for blacks their rights as citizens, justice in the courts, and equal opportunity in every economic, political and social endeavor in the United States.

The mission of the MVNAACP is to promote an inclusive environment that embraces, respects, and values the diversity in the island community. Today, we have adapted our agenda to address the civil rights issues of our time for all people: unequal education; economic and political empowerment; criminal justice reform; health-care access and quality of treatment; civic engagement and voting rights. Despite significant gains over the past 103 years, the NAACP is needed now more than ever to address the continuing and deliberate disparities.

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