Welcome to the Erie Branch of The NAACP.

Founded in 1937, the Erie Branch has been committed to fighting for civil rights and equality in the Erie community.

Our Vision
We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.
Our Mission
Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.

A Message From Our President

Whether you’re here to join in membership, voice a concern about discrimination , or simply for information, thank you for coming to our site. Frederick Douglass noted that, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” It gives me tremendous pride to lead Erie’s NAACP in the struggle for equality for all people. Over the years, the Erie branch of the NAACP has been on the front line of change. Through our well-able staff, we have continuous efforts to create awareness of systemic inequality. We have aggressively recruited and promoted among the youth, knowing that it is easier to raise a child than to fix a man. We have been ready and willing to assist individuals in all walks of life.

Our fight is far from done. Although we have made tremendous strides over the years, we must remain vigilant in our efforts to eliminate the evils of discrimination, bias and injustice that unfortunately still rear their ugly heads. It is my hope that you will join us today in our efforts to continue in the struggle for equality. As Dr. King said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”. Thank you for your support. ~ Gary Horton, President, Erie NAACP