84 people were arrested with over a 1000 people in attendance as North Carolina NAACP -- Moral Mondays continues with overwhelming support.
The NAACP observes Juneteenth this week. This Wednesday is the anniversary of Juneteenth June 19,1865, the day that the Texan slaves found out they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years after it happened
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the nation’s first Field Secretary in Mississippi. The NAACP actively remembers Medgar Evers, and the Field Operations & Membership Department is taking this opportunity to remind members and non-members that “He is ME”. Medgar Evers fought for equality and we are continuing the fight today.
On June 12, 2013 -- the the 50th anniversary of civil rights icon Medgar Evers’ death -- over 40 students, graduates, and faculty from Medgar Evers College visited the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, DC -- home of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center.
On June 22nd, the "Walk to Freedom" will take place to Detroit, Michigan. This event will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech that followed the historic March on Washington.
Last Friday, Moms Rising Fellow, Dream Hampton, invited NAACP Director of Health Programs, Shavon Arline-Bradley to a twitter chat discussing competitive foods. Missed this lively online discussion? Check out the re-cap below.
Reverend Barber leads a 6th week of actions against the egregious legislative attacks from Raleigh. Even in the rain, over 1400 people attended the movement coined, "Moral Mondays" and 80 people were arrested in civil disobedience this week.
Local doctor's tribal leaders, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, parents and concerned citizens from all 50 states descended onto Washington, DC for the "50 States United for Healthy Air" delegation to speak with elected officials and staff from EPA and the White House to voice their concerns about the quality of our nation's air and its impact on public health.
The Gallaudet University Conference Room filled with the 117 people from different backgrounds, cultures, communities from across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, which made up the Clean Air Ambassadors who gathered in DC for one cause -- clean air.
Slain NAACP field secretary, civil rights leader, World War II veteran, father and husband—Medgar Wiley Evers, was honored today at Arlington National Cemetery in a wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP.)