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350 Mass, Berkshire Chapter is holding a standout for the Climate Tuesday March 21st, 4:30-6:00 PM Park Square, Pittsfield
The standout is one of many being held nation-wide to call attention to the role that banks play in supporting the fossil fuel industry and to promote actions that individuals can take to combat climate change. Climate change disproportionately impacts racially and...
Organizational Sign-on letter to extend Eviction protections – Action needed immediately
If you lead an organization and can sign on behalf of that organization, please consider taking immediate action. If you know organizational leaders, please advocate for them to sign. Eviction is a serious issue in our community. ORGANIZATIONAL SIGN-ON LETTERto Extend...
Learn about recent federal and Commonwealth legislation of benefit to families, businesses, and communities at a Public Forum in Pittsfield
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...
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...
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.