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Boston NAACP Membership Committee

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

In March of 1911, the NAACP held its 2nd Annual Conference at Park Street Church in Boston which resulted in the creation of a Boston Branch chapter of the NAACP. On February 8, 1912, 56 Black and White Bostonians gathered at Park Street Church to receive the official branch charter inscribed with the following statement of purpose: "To uplift the colored men and women of this country by securing to them the full enjoyment of their rights as citizens, justice in all courts, and equality of opportunity everywhere." Today, Boston is recognized as the first “chartered” branch of the NAACP.

For over the past 100 years, the NAACP has worked to eliminate racial discrimination and achieve equal rights and opportunities for people of color.  The Boston NAACP has been at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement, challenging educational inequalities, as well as housing and employment discrimination.  Today, we work to eliminate the taint of racism in our attitudes and institutions

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