NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


Berkshire County Branch

Unit #2044

“One Nation Working Together, For Justice and Equality Everywhere”

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The Eagles Band – a holiday concert

The Eagles Band will play a free holiday concert on December 9, 2018 at the First Methodist Church on Fenn St. in Pittsfield. Beginning with a trombone ensemble at 2:15 PM, the full band will play at 3:00 PM.  There will be a bake- sale at intermission. For more...

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Du Bois Jam 2018 Varsity Basketball Scrimmages

A W. E. B. Du Bois Educational Series Event Saturday December 1, 2018 Monument Mountain Regional High School, Great Barrington A Day of Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Scrimmages 8:00 AM- 2 PM  Boys scrimmages 2:00 PM  Guest Speakers Introductions, Dennis Powell,...

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Community Employment Opportunity

PARKING CONTROL OFFICERPUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT The City of Pittsfield's Public Services Department is seeking a qualified individual to fill the Parking Control Officer position. This individual will perform duties required for the enforcement of all parking rules...

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Ralph J. Bunche

Ralph Bunche was born in 1904 in Detroit Michigan. Ralph Bunche was a scholar, a diplomat, and an American statesman best remembered as the United Nations mediator who negotiated new armistice  agreements with the Arab states following the establishment of the state...

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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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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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