That justice is a blind goddess is a fact to which we Blacks are wise,
her bandages hide two festering sores that once perhaps were eyes.
For Nearly Ninety Five Years The Seattle Martin Luther King County Branch of the NAACP has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nations largest and oldest civil rights organization. Founded in 1909 by a multi cultural group of civil rights advocates, the NAACP has stayed true to its mission of promoting and maintaing civil rights for all people.
From its inception, the NAACP worked hard to end discriminatory practice such as segregation, lynching, employment discrimination, police misconduct, discrimination in schools and voting discrimination.
The NAACP has played a central role in protecting and creating the civil rights that we hold dear to our heart in our society.
While it appears that great strides have been made, the NAACP is well aware that a great deal of work remains to be done. We must constantly work to protect the civil and human rights of all people. As Martin Luther King Jr. Noted, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
The Seattle King County Branch of the NAACP is the oldest NAACP branch west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1913, by many of the founding members of the National branch, the Seattle Branch of the NAACP has always been in the forefront of the civil rights movement.
In the early years, the Seattle King County NAACP actively addressed issues related to segregation in housing, employment and education. Additionally, we worked hard to promote voting rights and protections against police misconduct.
As we enter our 95th year of service we are thankful for the opportunity to play a central role in protecting the civil and human rights of those that find themselves within the borders of Seattle and Martin Luther King Jr. County.