About us

"The NAACP fights for your civil rights"

The Tennessee Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a not-for-profit association of Civil Rights Advocacy units across the state of Tennessee. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in legislation through advocacy leadership. Tennessee NAACP achieves that mission by representing the units perspective before state government agencies and partnering with other organizations that believe in education, health care, economics, and labor; and by providing vital information and services to individual units throughout the state.
Tennessee NAACP advocates local units as the ultimate expression of grassroots democracy. Tennessee NAACP supports the capacity of each Branch, Youth Council and College Chapter acting on behalf of and in close concert with the people of its community; (a) to envision the future of effective government in its community; (b) to establish a structure and environment that allows all citizens to reach their maximum potential;  (c) to provide accountability for the community on performance of the General Assembly, and to serve as the key community advocate for those nameless and faceless individuals whom they serve.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest Civil Rights organization. Its’ more than 600M adult and youth members throughout the U.S. and the world are premier advocates for social justice, equal opportunity and civil rights in their communities. Conducts voter registration & education campaigns and monitoring equal opportunity in the public & private sector throughout the nation. The association represents more than 2200 units.
NAACP policy is determined by the Delegate Assembly at the National Convention and local NAACP units. The 64 member Board of Directors translates this policy into action. Programs and services are administered by the NAACP President/CEO and staff. The National Office is located in Baltimore, MD. The Tennessee NAACP office is located at 27 Brentshire Square Suite – A in Jackson, TN 38305. We may be reached by e-mail @ INFO@TNNAACP.ORG








Tennessee NAACP’s Advocacy Vision and Goals

As trusted representatives of the nation’s civil rights issues, the NAACP and its members are dedicated to leadership for achievement of defined goals. Our shared vision is a powerful, united, energetic association- an influential advocate and a catalyst for aligning the power of the community on behalf of its citizens. Working in partnership with its members, NAACP has embraced four fundamental strategic goals in order to fulfill its mission of equity and excellence in public policy through effective legislation and leadership:


      * Every Branch/Unit will lead its community in preparing all students to succeed in a rapidly changing global society by insuring equity and excellence in education.

* Tennesseans will value and invest in Health Care for all Tennesseans, and actively support and understand the critical role of community/advocacy as essential for the preservation of a democratic society.

  *State legislatures, the courts, and other decision makers will support policies and provide resources to strengthen economics by supporting a living wage and other critical labor issues.

  * Tennessee NAACP will be a creative organization that maintains a sound infrastructure, serves its members in a fast and flexible manner, supports continuous improvement in its advocacy, and generates resources to support its mission through Tennessee NAACP programs and activities.

NAACP Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

NAACP Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

27 Brentshire Square, Suite A-
Jackson, TN 38305
Tel (731) 660-5580
Fax (731) 660-5002


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