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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, July 21, 2021
1. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Marker
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 formed by Mary White Ovington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Archibald Grimke, Henry Moskowitz, Oswald Garrisson Villard, William English Walling, Lillian Wald, and Ida Wells-Barnett. Its mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equity of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination”. The group enlarged its mission in the late 20th Century by considering such things as police misconduct, the status of black foreign refugees, and questions of economic development. Its name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people.

The NAACP’s headquarters is in Baltimore, with additional regional offices in New York, Michigan, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Colorado and California. Each regional office is responsible for coordinating the efforts of state conferences in that region. Local youth and college chapters organize activities for individual members.

In the U.S., the NAACP is administered
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by a 64-member board, led by a chairperson. The board elects one person as the president and one as chief executive officer for the organization. Departments within the NAACP govern areas of action. Local branches are supported by the “Branch and Field Services” department and the “Youth and College” department. The “Legal” department focuses on court cases of broad application to minorities, such as systemic discrimination in employment, government, or education. The Washington D.C., bureau is responsible for lobbying the U.S. government, and the Education Department works to improve public education at the local, state and federal levels. The goal of the Health Division is to advance health care for minorities through public policy initiatives and education.
 
Erected by Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 28° 39.251′ N, 80° 50.669′ W. Marker is in Mims, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from Freedom Avenue, 0.3 miles south of Parker Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located within the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Museum. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims FL 32754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosa Parks (a few steps from this marker); Harry Tyson Moore (a few steps from this marker); March On Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Voting Rights Act (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Riders (within shouting distance of this marker); Groveland Four (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown v. Board of Education (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mims.
 
Also see . . .  Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum. (Submitted on July 23, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Last updated on July 24, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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