National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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National Association for the Advancedment of Colored People
Abbreviation NAACP
Formation February 12, 1909
Purpose/focus "To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate (get rid of) racial hatred and racial discrimination."
Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland
Membership 300,000[1]
President/CEO Benjamin Jealous
Budget $27,624,433[2]
Website http://www.naacp.org/

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP (pronounced N-double-A-C-P) is a civil rights organization in the United States. It started in 1909.

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