Category Archives: Celebration

Joe Biden At Charleston’s 100th

Joe Biden will be keynote speaker for the Charleston NAACP’s 100th anniversary fundraiser

The centennial anniversary fundraising dinner for the Charleston branch of the NAACP will feature former Vice President Joe Biden. Charleston NAACP President Dot Scott lauded Biden’s role in President Barack Obama’s administration and his service as a senator representing Delaware.

Back In Baltimore

Facing a changing political landscape, NAACP national convention comes to Baltimore

The last time the NAACP held its national convention in Baltimore, in 2000, the speakers includedthen-President Bill Clinton and the two men who were vying to replace him, Al Gore and George W. Bush. Seventeen years later, much has changed, in the country and for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.

Branch Turns 100

Charleston NAACP looks back, ahead as it turns 100

In the public imagination, the NAACP is synonymous with tenacious civil rights litigation and impassioned speeches. It was instrumental in numerous legal battles in South Carolina, including the 1952 Briggs v. Elliott case, which challenged segregation in public schools, and the 1961 case of the Friendship 9, which produced the movement mantra “Jail, No Bail.”

Code Blue Called on MLK, Jr. Day

‘Code blue’ issues at Nyack NAACP Martin Luther King Day service

Guest preacher Jairite Anderson-Cole borrowed a term from nursing for when a patient goes into cardiac arrest NYACK – The assembled at Pilgrim Baptist Church Monday afternoon were implored to help respond to the United States’ “code blue.” Drawing on her background as a nurse, Jairite Anderson-Cole, the pastor at St.

Branch Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

New Bedford NAACP to celebrate 100th anniversary

NEW BEDFORD – Up and down the sidewalks they marched, one night in May of 1968. African-Americans and a handful of others walked peacefully through downtown New Bedford, past City Hall, holding signs: “RACISM MUST GO,” “BLACK PRIDE,” “The Truth Shall Make Us FREE,” “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.”Some crowded into the NAACP office for a meeting.