Category Archives: Celebration

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.

Rachel Dolezal To Attend MLK Program

Former Naacp Leader Rachel Dolezal Tapped For Mlk Day Event

Former Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, has been tapped to speak at a North Carolina Martin Luther King Day celebration in January. The Raleigh News & Observer reported the theme of the MLK Dreamfest Celebration in Cary, North Carolina, “Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation.”