NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


Berkshire County Branch

Unit #2044

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The Equal Justice Initiative hosted a forum, entitled "Changing How We Think about Activism", in April 2018 featuring Common, Senator Corey Booker, and Brittany Packnett and moderated by author Jacqueline Woodson.  Words cannot describe the content of this forum; it...

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Berkshire DA candidates continue to debate

The candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney are scheduled for 5 more debates before the September 4th primary. August 14 -  6:30 PM    Beckett Town Hall  -  Senator Adam Hinds will moderate; August 20 -  7:00 PM    Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield -...

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Congressman Neal declines our invitation to a debate

The Berkshire NAACP had hoped to host a debate at Conte Community School in Pittsfield between Congressman Richard Neal and his primary challenger Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, a Springfield Lawyer.  Ms Amatul-Wadud had accepted the invitation, but Congressman Neal has...

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Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price was born in 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi. She learned to play the piano when she was very young. In high school she became known as a powerful vocal talent. After college she studied voice at Juilliard School in New York City on a full scholarship...

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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an innovator of Jazz poetry, a prolific writer and one of the principal voices of the Harlem Renaissance. In 1921, his poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” was published in The Crisis. In 1924 Hughes received an Opportunity award for first prize in...

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Rosanell Eaton

Rosanell Eaton is a civil rights worker. When she was 21 years old, she became one of the first African Americans to vote in her county after completing a literacy test. She has registered more than 4,000 citizens to vote in North Carolina.

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Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

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