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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

ATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) The Smith College chapter of the NAACP was started in 1954. The group’s goals as stated in the club’s constitution were “to improve the political, educational, social, and economic status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination; and to take all lawful action to secure its elimination, consistent with the efforts of the national organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, its Constitution, and By-Laws and as directed by the National Board of Directors,” as well as “to inform students of the problems affecting blacks and other minority groups; to advance the economic, educational, social, and political status of black people and other minority groups and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the black man’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant, effective leadership.” Anyone who agreed with the policies and goals of the NAACP organization could become a member.

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