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About Us

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Who We Are

Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.  

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NAACP Objectives

The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  1. To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens;
  2. To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States;
  3. To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes;
  4. To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights;
  5. To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination; and
  6. 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.

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The NAACP Mission & Vision Statement

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. 

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.

Tallahassee NAACP BRANCH PRESIDENTS

Adner Marcelin

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(2019-Present)

15th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Delaitre J. Hollinger

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(2018 - 2019)

14th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Robert L. Travis, Jr.

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(2017-2018)

13th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Dale R. Landry

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(2009-2017)

12th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Charles L. Evans, Sr. *

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(2003-2008) 

11th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP & President Emeritus

Anita L. Davis

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(2001-2003)

10th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Anthony Viegbesie

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(1999-2000)

9th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Charles L. Evans, Sr. *

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(1990-1998) 

8th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP & President Emeritus

Anita L. Davis

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(1981-1990)

7th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Allen D. Stucks, Sr.

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(1979-1980)

6th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Rev. James Proctor

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(1978-1979)

5th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Edwin F. Norwood

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(1977-1978)

4th President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Elder Jospeh Franklin, Jr.

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(1971-1977)

3rd President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Rev. Daniel Boyd Speed

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(1966-1971)

2nd President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP

Rev. Charles Kenzie Steele, Sr.*

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(1951-1966)

1st President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP