NAACP’s First Instameet “#NAACPMeet”

Today we celebrate 105 years at the NAACP this Founders Day and we have been noting this entire week by sharing content via social media about NAACP history.  And speaking of history, we are also in full swing, celebrating notable black achievement every day of the month for #BHM2014.  So, the NAACP will be inviting a select group of our most ENGAGED NAACP Instagram followers to join us, this Saturday for our first Instameet!

Event hashtag: #NAACPMeet #BHM2014 And make sure you're following us via Instagram.

Registration for this event begins Founder's Day, February 12 and ends Midnight, February 14. 
Twenty participants will be selected from registrants to attend the event and will be notified of their selection by 8 AM, Saturday, February 15.  Timed entry is from 1 to 2:30 PM.  (Note:  This first Instameet will take place in the Nation’s Capitol—please do not sign up unless you live or are planning to be in DC on February 15th.)

Here is the map of our Instameet route: 

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What will I experience at the Instameet?

You will join NAACP enthusiasts and history buffs as we take photos and videos for Instagram of the African American Civil War Museum,  Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site and other historic U Street Corridor sites that tell the stories of black history in the Nation's Capital.


What is an Instameet?
An Instameet is when a group of people get together and post to Instagram on a certain subject. The NAACP’s Instameet or “#NAACPMeet” provides an opportunity to see and take photos of Washington, DC’s Historic U Street Corridor and see Mary McLeod Bethune’s last home in DC as well as learn about the contributions of African Americans at the African American Civil War Museum.  We’ll be taking in a little more recent history when we end the meet at Ben’s Chili Bowl!  

How do I register?
Registration opens for a set period of time from today, Founder’s Day through February 14. Instameet participants are selected from those who sign up on this page by February 14th. Additional registrants are placed on a waitlist and will be notified by the morning of February 15th.

Register here.
Please note that in addition to the registration form, applicants are asked to create and submit a 15-second Instavideo on why they should be selected and post to their Instagram account tagging @NAACP, using #NAACPmeet, or submit via Instagram direct video.

Do I need to have an Instagram account to register for the NAACP Instameet?
Yes, NAACP Instameets are designed for active Instagrammers who follow @NAACP. The goal of the NAACP’s first Instameet is to provide an intimate opportunity for members of our public to learn more about black history and the role of African Americans in the Nation’s Capitol and shares the experience with their followers.

What are NAACP Instameet registration requirements?
By registering for NAACP Instameet, you are indicating that you live in the local DC/Maryland/Virginia area and you intend to travel to the site of the event and attend in person.  (If you are visiting DC this Saturday, February 15, please feel free to sign up.) You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities. You will need to produce your device that is signed in to the account that matches the name provided on the registration.

When and how will I know if I am selected?
After registration closes, an e-mail with confirmation information and additional instructions will be sent to those selected as well as those on the waitlist. If you are on the waitlist, you may receive an invitation only if someone on the original selection list cancels and a space opens up.

What if I cannot travel to the Instameet?
If you cannot attend in person, please do not register for the Instameet. However, you can still plan to follow along with the event on Instagram via @NAACP or using the event hashtag provided above.

Can I bring friends or family members to the Instameet with me?
No, Instameet activities may only be attended by selected participants.

What else should I know?
You will be asked to sign a release form allowing NAACP and third parties authorized by the NAACP to use your Instagrammed images or video taken of you during the event.

Have a question or need more information?  Send it to us via Instagram comments here.