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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Count Down – Freedom Fund Awards Dinner

The NAACP Berkshires Freedom Fund Awards Dinner is just a week away.  Tickets are available at the regular price until October 31st.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for a premium price.  Get all the information about the dinner AND purchase your ticket at the...

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Color of Change reports on another police shooting

A message from Color of Change A family is in mourning. Chinedu Okobi was a son, brother, father, and graduate of Morehouse College. On October 3rd, the 36-year old Nigerian-American went into cardiac arrest and died after being tackled and...

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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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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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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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