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What is the Mission of the NAACP?
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Law and Justice Center protest
December 5, 1982
Back in late 1982, a demonstration organized by the Bloomington-Normal chapter of the NAACP drew some 50 people to the McLean County Law and Justice Center. They were there to protest the state’s attorney’s decision to reduce murder charges against David Young to voluntary manslaughter. Young, who was white, had been indicted on two counts of murder in connection with the shooting death of Godfrey Miller, who was black.