The Prince George's County Maryland Branch NAACP, was founded in 1935 with Hester V. King as its President. Mrs. King served as the branch President for nearly 30 years. She worked to desegregate the courthouse in Upper Marlboro, public accommodations to include the schools in the county. Mrs. King helped conduct a statewide drive in Annapolis for passage of an equal accommodations bill by the State Legislature.
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 racial hatred and racial discrimination.
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.
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.