NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAACP

Berkshire County Branch

Unit #2044

“One Nation Working Together, For Justice and Equality Everywhere”

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Enjoy the great outdoors this winter

The Berkshire Natural Resources Council (Landkeepers) and and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (The Beat) have many outings planned for this winter that are free and open to the public. Our Environmental and Economic Justice Committee encourages all members to...

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Ralph J. Bunche

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...

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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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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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