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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River Walk’s W.E.B. Du Bois celebration a wonderful tribute

On July 11th River Walk paid tribute to W.E.B Du Bois with readings from Du Bois' work , musical offerings and a walking tour of sites in Great Barrington important in Du Bois' life. The July 11th date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the first Niagara Conference...

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Community Employment Opportunities

We have been notified of the following positions available in our region: River Street Youth Project - position available as of July 20, 2018  Mentoring Coordinator   This full-time position requires a person who is a people person with a strong commitment to...

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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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