The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
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 without discrimination based on race.
Objectives 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.
Jacqueline Owens 1931-2017
LEBANON - Jacqueline D. (Brooks) Owens, 86 of Lebanon, CT, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was born in Rexfield, Iowa to the late Leonard and Mary (Washington) Brooks. She was the wife of the late Burton Owens of Ohio. Jacqueline served as the Norwich Branch President of the NAACP for 30 years. Her efforts to educate the community and make them aware of the need to unite and work together were very successful. She loved her community and dedicated her life to serving it. After retiring from the NAACP she continued to mentor and consult others who wanted to follow in her footsteps. Jacqueline loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in New London, CT. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and the community as a whole. A celebration of her life will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Jacqueline D. Owens Auditorium at the Kelly Middle School, 25 Mahan Drive in Norwich, CT. Calling hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service in the auditorium. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the N.A.A.C.P, 66 Franklin Street, Suite 12 of Norwich, CT 06360 or the N.A.A.C.P Youth Council ACT-SO Program. To share condolences visit www.Lestergeefh.com
Published in Norwich Bulletin from June 14 to June 15, 2017k to edit text.