- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. The Youth & College Division was formed in 1936 and has played a major role in most major social movements.
UGA's NAACP chapter was founded February 19, 1998 by Erica Brantley and Marina Butler. Our chapter advocates freedom, justice, and equality for those in the university, Athens, and Georgia communities.
Our mission is 1.) To inform the youth of problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. 2.) To advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples. 3.) To stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color's contribution to civilization. 4.) To develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.
Some of our chapter's past accomplishments include:
- #1 Southeast Regional, Outstanding College Chapter of the Year
- #2 National Youth and College Chapter
- #2 State Youth and Collegiate Chapter
- Chapter of the Month and State, Youth and College Division
- The declaration of NAACP day on February 12th by Athens
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