Welcome to NAACP Las Vegas Website
THE NAACP story is one of dedication to winning the struggle to obtain racial justice for all Americans. The Association was formed in 1909 by a group of black and white citizens, appalled at the injustices that some Americans suffered solely because of their race.
The Association has grown steadily since then and is, today, the largest and most influential civil rights organization in the country. The basic strength of the NAACP derives from its historic victories in the courts, Congress and state legislatures.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and .
NAACP Las Vegas Executive Board
Sworn in by Chief Judge Karen Bennett-Heron
Executive Board Members (left to right: Frank Hawkins, Samesha Ramadan,
Mujahid Ramadan, Richard Boulware, Doris Woods)
NAACP Las Vegas Executive Committee
Photos Left to Right: Shasta Haye, Otistine Brown, Artis Brown, Donna Hawkins,
Roxann McCoy, Daisy Lee Miller, Nedra Armstrong, Sharon K. Savage,
John Astor-White, Arletha Stephens, Juana Jordan, Andrea Woods, Bettye Thomas
and Samuel L. Smith
Photos Not Shown: Tinika Bolar, Jo Cato, Juan DeVarreau, Verdia Turner, Cassandra Watkins
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
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.