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Statement On Transgender Military Ban

NAACP | NAACP Statement On Trump Transgender Military Ban

NAACP vows to stand with the transgender community, and will fight any efforts to codify discrimination into law BALTIMORE (August 25, 2017) – The NAACP, the country’s largest social justice organization today responded to President Trump’s plans to bar transgender applicants from joining the military: “Defending our nation’s freedoms on the front lines is one of the highest callings imaginable.

Former Dallas President Wallace Dies

Former Dallas NAACP President Juanita Wallace dies

Juanita Wallace, the former president of the Dallas chapter of NAACP, has died. The 70-year-old activist died Sunday from cancer, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office. Wallace, a retired Dallas ISD educator, led the local NAACP group for six years. She resigned in 2014. “You have earned your rest, freedom fighter!”

53rd Anniversary Of The March On Washington

NAACP Statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the March on Washington | Press Room

The years to follow contained both triumph and tragedy. Despite the movement’s unflinching dedication to nonviolent resistance, opponents did not hesitate to attack activists with fatal force. In the spring of 1965, the young, white Reverend Jonathan Daniels made his way down to Selma, Alabama to join the upcoming march for voting rights.

Calls For Ban On Privately Managed Charter Schools

NAACP members call for ban on privately managed charter schools

The NAACP has long expressed concern about charter schools, but now its members are taking a tougher stance. At their recent annual national convention late last month, members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People approved a resolution that included language calling for a moratorium on the expansion of privately managed charters.