The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, and the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) share common priorities and interests in ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and eliminating race-based discrimination. Because of the shared principle commitment to equal rights and social justice, and the significant impact which can be made through the magnitude of combined resources, expanded core capacities, and infrastructure, the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated are collaborating to fulfill the mission of both organizations. Last year, the Fraternity, as part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, signed an MOU with the organization designed to help mobilize voters for mid-term elections and increase membership. Interestingly, the NAACP was founded by one of the Alpha Phi Alpha’s earliest and pre-eminent members, Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, as well as many of its top officials, including then-NAACP Legal Defense Fund consuls Thurgood Marshall and Robert Carter have also been men of the Fraternity.
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