Welcome to the Dayton Unit NAACP

Message from our President



On behalf of the Dayton Unit NAACP, 1st Lady Jean and I, welcome you to our Website. Founded in 1915, the Dayton Unit NAACP is the oldest and largest Civil and Human Rights organization in the Dayton Region. Our members, volunteers, office staff, organizers, committee chairs, Twitter and Facebook friends continue to fight for social justice for ALL Americans. We hope you have an opportunity to view our Annual Reports to be enlightened about our work. Please navigate through our website to learn more about our organization. We encourage your youth to participate in our youth enrichment programs.

Your Community servant, 

Dr. Derrick L. Foward 


"Move Forward With Foward"

"Our Success Is Influenced By Your Actions (DLF)" 

Founded in 1915, the Dayton Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the city’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Our members throughout the Dayton Region and Montgomery County are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Our core goals are to Inform, Educate and Empower the Citizenry as we pursue justice and equality for all Americans. 

For more information on the Dayton Unit NAACP, please call (937) 222-2172 or visit www.naacpdayton.org

Dr. Derrick L. Foward


Fellow Citizens: 


As adults, whether directly or indirectly, you have been through a lot, you have witnessed a lot, you may have even bore the burden of someone else, but more importantly, you know how to overcome with resilience. May God Bless You, May God Bless the NAACP and May God Bless These United States of America!

In Memory of 1st Lady Jean A. Foward


Fellow Citizens:

Our children are blessings from the most high. Please ensure they are trained, educated and engaged in the Civil Rights Movement! 

Team Dayton

The Foward Administration



"A Community Celebration" Response to KKK Visit Day 1

"An Evening Discussion on Race Relations"

"A Community Celebration" Response to KKK Visit Day 2

"An Afternoon, of Love, Unity, Peace and Inclusion" 

Dayton Unit NAACP Urges Swift Passage of H.R. 1



The goal of the Automatic Voters Registration (AVR) is to ensure that every eligible voter can vote.

It would add up to 50 million eligible voters to the rolls, save money, and increase accuracy –while protecting the integrity of elections.

It’s time to modernize voter registration, bring our system in to the 21 century, and ensure all eligible voters have a say in our democracy. 

AVR will make two transformative, yet simple, changes to voter registration: Eligible citizens who interact with government agencies are registered to vote unless they decline, and agencies transfer voter registration information electronically to election officials. These two changes create a seamless process that is more convenient and less error prone.

The NAACP supports the components of AVR: digitized voter registration, shift from an “opt in” to an “opt out,” it makes sure that once citizens are registered to vote they remain registered to vote when they move within their state; it allows citizens to register to vote on line, and gives the citizens the opportunity to register or update their information at the polls.

The Dayton Unit of the NAACP supports H.R. 1, For the People Act, a comprehensive voting rights and election protection legislation in the 116th Congress 

NAACP Action Alert - For the People Act - January 2019 (pdf)


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We look forward to seeing you at our Monthly Community Meetings typically held on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy located at 1923 W. Third St.

Dayton Unit NAACP

1528 W 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45402, US

(937) 222-2172



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Who We Represent?



The NAACP was founded by a multi-racial group of people pursuing to end racial discrimination.



We have an active Junior Youth Council (Ages 1-13), Youth Council (Ages 14-17), High School Chapter (High School Students), and Adult Unit, an opportunity for everybody to get involved!



We protect the Civil and Human Rights of all Americans.

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Join us in the fight for Justice and Equality for ALL Americans!