National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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." 
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." 
- Benjamin T. Jealous, President
- Roger C. Vann, Chief Operating Officer
- Steven Hawkins, Chief Program Officer
- Brenda Watkins Noel, Chief Financial Officer
- Hilary O. Shelton, Senior Vice President for Advocacy
- Leila McDowell, Vice President for Communications
- Monique W. Morris, Vice President for Economic Programs
- Vicangelo Bulluck, Executve Director of the Hollywood Bureau
Board of Directors:
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- Mission, NAACP, accessed July 7, 2007.
- Military Contractor Philanthropy: Why Some Stay Silent, World Prout Assembly, accessed July 7, 2007.
- Senior staff, NAACP, accessed November 2010.
- Leadership, NAACP, accessed November 2010.
- Patricia Sullivan, Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (The New Press, 2010).