Unquestionably, the lives of all Americans would be different if there were no NAACP, and the progress we have achieved might still be a dream deferred. Thorugh generations of advocacy we have been at the forefront of holding governments, elected and appointed officials, businesses and the judicial system accountable.
While the national agenda is set and led by a professional team of dedicated civil rights leaders, at the local level the NAACP is operated by a corps of volunteer civic leaders who drive the mission of the association in neighborhoods across America. The branches are the lifeblood of the association and they are operated by people like you.
Your membership grants you the opportunity to take a leadership role in helping to develop our advocacy agenda, be a voice for some of the most vulnerable in our commuities, and influence policy and legislation that impacts working class and those living in poverty.
Being a member of the Boston Branch means you are part of an incredibly rich legacy not just in the NAACP, but in the American Civil Rights Movement.
The NAACP Boston Branch, the first branch chartered in 1911, has been a leading entity within the NAACP's 100 plus year history. It is from this city and out of Boston Branch leadership that legislation, court decisions, programs and policies improving the lives of people of color have had a ripple effect, influencing the nation.