NAACP Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary In 2009: Mark Calendar For Year-Long Centennial EventsDecember 31, 1969
On February 12, 2009, the NAACP will mark its 100th anniversary!
The NAACP Headquarters, based in Baltimore, MD, along with its
1,700 units nationwide, will host celebrations and observances
throughout the year ending on with our Annual Convention in 2010.
that highlight the significant role the organization has
played in leading social change in America.
Following is a partial listing of upcoming events for your planning calendars. For regular updates, please visit www.naacp.org. Media should contact the Communications Department at (202) 463-2940.
Feb. 6 & 7, 2009 “The Civil Rights Century: The NAACP at 100”
Johns Hopkins University Center for Africana Studies
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact: (410) 516-6385
Feb. 12, 2009 100th Anniversary of the NAACP
Branches and Units nationwide will host celebrations including:
-Founder’s Day Services
Feb. 12, 2009 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards
Airs live, nationwide on the FOX network at 8 p.m. EST
665 West Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Contact: NAACP Hollywood Bureau (323) 938-5268; Jennifer Price (323) 965-1990
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, motion picture, television, recording, and literature, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
Feb. 21, 2009 NAACP Annual Meeting
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Contact: Ana Aponte-Curtis, (410) 580-5782
May 2009 NAACP Leadership 500 Summit
Since its inception in 2005, Leadership 500 has served as a fertile training ground around social justice advocacy for more than 1,200 mid-level professionals between the ages of 30 and 50. Leadership 500 workshop topics also explore issues of economic parity and wealth creation; health and wellness as a business imperative and early childhood education.
Contact: Paula Edme, (212) 344-7474 x101
July 2, 2009 Thurgood Marshall Day
Baltimore City Branch NAACP hosts a bus tour throughout the state that highlights Marshall’s life, career and important role in the civil rights movement as an NAACP attorney. Tour Guide: Larry Gibson, University of Maryland. Law School
Contact: Baltimore City Branch NAACP (410) 366-3300.
July 11-16, 2009 NAACP 101st Annual Convention
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Ana Aponte-Curtis, (410) 580-5782
Media Contact, NAACP Communications Dept. (202) 463-2940
The NAACP Annual Convention is the largest gathering of its kind in the country. An estimated 8,000 NAACP members, delegates and visitors will be in New York City for six days of informative workshops, compelling speakers, gathering information and enjoying stellar entertainers to mark the Association’s success and nation’s progress in race relations since its founding.
Contact: NAACP Communications Office, (202) 463-2940
Additional festivities planned for the NAACP centennial year include:
-Televised specials highlighting the most influential films, music and people from 1909-2009.
-Release of a commemorative music CD of ‘freedom songs’ performed by noted recording artists of today.
-Release of NAACP: Celebrating a Century, 100 Years in Pictures, a photo book of images and notes from the NAACP’s own files and records.
Details about these and other projects can be found on www.naacp.org. For more information, contact NAACP Communications Department, (202) 463-2940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
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