Bishop William H Graves, Sr., Memorial Membership Campaign

Trailblazer for justice and supporter of equal rights for all.


All rise, in remembrance of our distinguished leader and his legacy with the NAACP, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Lane College.

At the October 2020 NAACP national board of directors meeting, Chairman Leon Russell suggested a membership campaign in honor of our soldier in Christ and justice, Bishop William H. Graves, Sr., 42nd Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, who served the NAACP for 27 years. He served as NAACP vice-chairman from 1998 – 2001.

A team comprised of NAACP board members and staff and Bishops and staff with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church collaborated and developed the Bishop William H. Graves, Sr. Memorial Membership Campaign.


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For more information, contact:

Paula Brown Edme/NAACP

Nancy Bailey/NAACP

Rev. Ian Gibson/CME