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Take a Stand For Freedom In Your Community

Download and print materials for the Stand For Freedom campaign for voting rights.

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NAACP Takes Death Penalty Fight to CT

NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joins Troy Davis' sister Kim in Connecticut to call for the repeal of the death penalty.

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NAACP Sponsors We Are One Conference

We Are One is a national conference aimed at empowering African American and Latino leaders to push a progressive economic agenda.

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Navy Ship Christened in Honor of Former NAACP Field Secretary

Named after the slain NAACP hero, the USNS Medgar Evers is the first Navy ship named for a pioneer from the Civil Rights Movement.

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NAACP Announces Voting Rights Mobilization on December 10

Standing on the steps of New York City Call, President Jealous and dozens of leaders call for Stand for Freedom Day of Action.

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Daisy Bates Education Institute: December 5-6, 2012

"Finding Our Way Back to First" - Get details and information for this year's education institute Wednesday, Dec. 5— Thursday, Dec. 6.

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1-866-MyVote1: The NAACP’s National Voter Hotline

NAACP and the National Urban League have teamed up to provide voter registration & support by phone

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NAACP, National Baptist Convention to host Empowerment Conference

The Faith, Family and Community Empowerment Conference, which will take place from November 10-12, 2011 in St. Louis, MO.

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NAACP, ACLU File Lawsuit Against City of Philadelphia for Rejecting Criminal Justice Reform Ad

NAACP and ACLU filed a lawsuit Oct. 19 against the City of Philadelphia for violating the First Amendment by rejecting an ad promoting justice reform.

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A Day of Reflection, A Legacy Commemorated

On October 16, 2011, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial was offically dedicated in a special ceremony.

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Wake County: Separate and Unequal?

On October 11, the Wake County (NC) School Board Elections will determine if district schools will return to a system of separate and unequal.

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NAACP President Named to “The Root 100”

The Root has recognized NAACP President and CEO Jealous as one of the most influential African-Americans in the nation.

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The Funeral of Troy Davis

There was little talk of sadness, little mention of grief. The Davis family chose to celebrate Troy’s spirit, to honor his life, and to continue to move his mission to abolish the death penalty.

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Video: Remembering Activist & Image Awards Recipient Wangari Maathai

Kenvyan activist Wangari Muta Maatha Matthai was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the 40th NAACP Image Awards.

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Video: The Legacy of Troy Davis

Troy Davis' sister and nephew offer words from Troy and gratitude to the millions who stood behind them in a global pursuit of justice.

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Troy Davis Denied Clemency by GA Parole Board

 

Despite overwhelming evidence pointing to his innocence, Troy's execution is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.

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Video: A Special Message From Kimberly Davis

Troy Davis' sister delivers a very special video message for NAACP members and supporters the day before Troy's hearing before the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.

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Former FBI Director Sessions: Do Not Execute Troy Davis

Read what Former FBI Director William Sessions had to say about the Troy Davis case in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Anderson Cooper 360 on the Troy Davis Case

The CNN correspondent looks into Troy's case, including interviews with jurors and witnesses who have since recanted.

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Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson seek clemency for Troy Davis

“The parole board has the power to intervene on the people’s behalf to right a deplorable wrong, especially when there is so much room for doubt about this conviction"

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