New York State Conference
The NAACP New York State Conference has been a vital programmatic component of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for 80 of the 108-year history of the oldest, most effective and most respected civil rights organization in the Nation.
The first Prison Branch of NAACP was chartered in New York. The Youth and College Division became a dynamic force to be reckoned with and continues to be. The State Office opened in 1978 under Dr. Hazel N. Dukes leadership with Attorney David Bryant as the first Executive Director. The office has continued to remain open with an Administrative Assistant to facilitate activity throughout the state to the 56 adult units and Youth and College Chapters from Brooklyn to Buffalo, Syracuse to Suffolk County, Albany to Amityville and all points in between.