In the aftermath of what many consider the Charleston Branch NAACP’s best annual banquet ever – the group’s 100th anniversary gala – branch President Dot Scott refused to indulge in much celebration. True, former Vice President Joe Biden was the featured keynote speaker – quite a “get.”
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.
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.
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.”
anvplayer video=”1222089″] DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN ) – The Dayton Unit of the NAACP held its 51st inaugural ceremony Thursday night at the Dayton Cultural and RTA Transit Center. Derrick Foward took the oath of office. He was re-elected as the 26th president of the chapter.
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.
Beyonce leads the field in the NAACP Image Award nominations, but there’s a friendly rival close behind: sister Solange.
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.