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.
The Burlington County Branch of the NAACP, awarded the Rancocas Valley Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. the 2016 Community Service Award at its sixth Annual Freedom Fund Gala. The Rancocas Valley Alumnae Chapter was recognized for its efforts in Burlington County with its many programs and projects.
MARIETTA – Fifteen years ago, Georgia replaced the state flag that prominently featured a Confederate battle emblem. Saturday, the Cobb County NAACP honored the man behind the fight for that change. Former Gov.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Members of the Muskingum County Chapter of the NAACP celebrates their Oldest Male Members. Six male members from six different churches were honored at Union Baptist Church this weekend. President, Kenneth Burke said they wanted to do something special during Father’s Day weekend.