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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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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We hope you like our new website. You can now fill out our member form and pay online. You'l also find up-to-date news. Feel free to leave us feedback.

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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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Jessie Redmond Fauset

Jessie Fauset was born on April 27, 1882, in Frederickville, New Jersey. Jessie’s mother died when she was young. Her mother and father emphasized education for their children. She attended Philadelphia High school for Girls, and graduated as valedictorian of her...

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Ms. Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Barnett 1862-1931 Ida Wells Barnett was a trailblazing journalist, a co-founder of the NAACP and a fierce advocate for equal rights and against lynching. From 1884 to 1891, Ida B. Wells taught segregated public school in Memphis, Tennessee, and began...

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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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