Category Archives: Celebration

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.”

Aiken Branch Celebration

Aiken County NAACP branch remembers founders during 98th anniversary celebration

BEECH ISLAND – As the Aiken County Branch of the NAACP celebrated its 98th anniversary Sunday, one of its officers praised its founders and early members for their bravery. “They were courageous,” said First Vice President Louisiana Wright Sanders while speaking at the Runs Missionary Baptist Church.

Lawton Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP members urged to stand for what is right

Local NAACP members were urged to “stand for what is right and fair, whatever the cost” at Saturday’s Freedom Fund Banquet. Clara Faulkner, a community and labor activist who is a member of the Forest Hill, Texas, City Council, told the crowd in the Patterson Community Center she was taught that by her grandmother and it still points the way forward.

Freedom Awards in Rockford

NAACP Freedom Awards handed out

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Striving to make the community a better place comes with rewards. The NAACP Rockford branch recognized community leaders for their hard work and dedication at its annual award ceremony at the Radisson Hotel. This year’s keynote speaker was Jacqui Patterson. She’s the Climate Justice Initiative Director for the NAACP.