NAACP Statement on Elections: The NAACP does not directly support political  candidates.  Derrick L. Foward is not endorsed by the NAACP Nationally, Statewide, or Locally.


93rd State Convention

Thriving Together: The Ohio Way

September 8-9, 2023

Join us in the fight

The NAACP is committed to dismantling and combating racism.  We are addressing inequality to create a society where all have the opportunity to truly be free, have equity, and equality.  We address the most pressing issues for Black and other underrepresented communities. 

Take the Education Action Pledge

Take the pledge regarding inferior expectations for Black students.


We need your support in the fight against racial disparities.Donate today!

Ohio NAACP members transform Ohio and make a positive impact in advancing racial equity. As the oldest and boldest civil rights organization committed to antiracism, we address comprehensive racial justice issues.


We will accelerate the next milestones for Black Americans with your help. Equity and equality for blacks are possible.


Use your power, voice, and talents and join our network of activists dismantling structural racism.

We hope that you will contribute so that the Ohio Conference has the capacity and resources across the state of Ohio.

Donations to the NAACP Ohio are not tax deductible.

Our fight ensures that everyone has the right to vote. We ensure that the liberties and rights that the US Constitution and the Ohio Constitution list are the laws that are protected in Ohio through our communities, courts, and legislature. Our volunteers work hard to protect your rights.

The NAACP's National Board of Directors passed a resolution reaffirming our support for a woman's right to body autonomy

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National NAACP General Counsel files Ohio Civil Rights complaint against Ohio Department of Education

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Message from NAACP Ohio President Tom Roberts

Dear Members, Volunteers, Activists, and Friends:


Welcome to our website. We are in determined pursuit of our mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all people. We focus on eliminating hatred and racial discrimination.


We encourage you to read, volunteer, donate, and fight alongside us. We know that together we can overcome obstacles, encourage the community, and to work with the NAACP in our fight for equality, equity, and true freedom.


The Struggle Continues,

Tom Roberts – Ohio NAACP President

This video details the impact of voting from a legacy construct and follows Otis Moss, Sr. through his day-long journey to cast his ballot in rural Georgia in 1946.

Fighting for the Voting Rights of All People

  • People’s Right to Vote
  • Healthcare Access
  • Educational Equality & Equity
  • Criminal Justice and Reform

Find out more about Voting Rights and Voter Suppression here:

NAACP Statement on East Palestine and Surrounding Communities

The NAACP Ohio State Conference and Center for Environmental and Climate Justice continue to have concerns for community members who live in and near East Palestine who are impacted by the train disaster due to the derailment in their communities.

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Fighting Forward

The real story of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization lies in the hearts and minds of all those who refused to stand idly while race prejudice tarnished our nation. From bold investigations of mob brutality and protests of mass murders to testimony before congressional committees on the vicious tactics used to bar African Americans from the ballot box, it was the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that saved lives and laid the foundation upon which our fight for racial justice and equity is built.