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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Community Employment Opportunities

We have been notified of the following positions available in our region: Pittsfield-Pillow Express Ambassador  (employer is Jacob's Pillow) to support The Pittsfield-Pillow Express, a shuttle bus offering free round-trip transportation between...

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Fund Our Schools Week of Action 2018: Email Your Lawmakers

For too long now Lawmakers have not provided the necessary funding needed to support quality education of our Public Schools – this is especially true in all the low income/poverty districts! The NAACP has identified EDUCATION  AS ONE OF THEIR SIX GAME CHANGERS FOR...

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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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Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham led her own dance troupe, the Katherine Dunham Dance Company for more than 30 years. She choreographed nearly 100 works, earning the honorary title “Queen Mother of Black Dance.” She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1909 to an African American father...

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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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