Bloomington-Normal, IL





Because we sincerely care about you and our communities, we are canceling ALL meetings and activities for the remainder of the month of March and for all of April 2020.  This decision is effective immediately.   READ MORE

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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.

Bloomington-Normal NAACP urges healthy habits when faced with higher rates of COVID-19


To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens

To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States

To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes

To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination

To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives,
consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.

To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights

Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to
ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.




All Alert is the nation’s most powerful citizen reporting system. It is supported by the NAACP’s network of activists dedicated to stopping hate crimes in the U.S

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.

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