Working Towards a Brighter Future
The mission of the 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.
Mail Membership Forms to:
NAACP Fluvanna County Branch 7067
P.0. Box 104
Fork Union VA 23055
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.
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.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the
NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
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 seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
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.
Each year the Branch awards scholarships to Fluvanna students. Scholarship awardees have been leaders in the classroom and in the community. Many students who receive our financial assistance continue to serve in their churches, as volunteers in local nonprofits, and as mentors for other students. One scholarship is awarded in memory of Barbara Overton Payne. Mrs. Payne graduated from S.C. Abrams High School at the age of 16. After graduation, she began working for the school system in the cafeteria. Between the years 1968-1971, Mrs. Payne served as a teacher’s aide and substitute aide, working diligently at both Central Elementary and Abrams High School. Barbara Overton Payne was a hard worker who was very dedicated to the education system of Fluvanna County. She believed in being very organized, loved reading, and placed a high value on language and perfected English grammar.
"The time is always right to do what is right."