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Presented by the City of Pittsfield's Human Rights Commission and the Berkshire Branch of the NAACP, co-sponsored by the Second Congregational Church UCC Friday September 21, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Second Congregational Church Onota St., Pittsfield With Russell...read more
Community Partners, Angela's Pulse, Working Cities Pittsfield, and Jacob's Pillow have collaborated to offer a series of community workshops and events. Be ready to MOVE, SHARE STORIES AND CREATE TOGETHER To learn more go to:...read more
Tuesday Sept 4th is primary election day. Consult the League of Women Voters new online voting guide before going to the polls.
This is an eventful year for the primary election in Massachusetts. There are contested positions at the federal level (e.g. House of Representatives), the State level (e.g. Governor and Secretary of State) , and at the local level (e.g. District Attorney). The...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.