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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Tools for Change – an Al-Non workshop in Lenox

The Southern Berkshire annual Al-Anon workshop will be held Saturday November 2nd at the Lenox Community Center from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Starting with a continental breakfast, the workshop will feature a speaker, morning and afternoon meetings with choices by topic, a...

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Join the Fall Foliage Parade — Sunday October 6th

Our Treasurer Erica Mielke is coordinating the Branch's participation in the 64th Annual North Adams Fall Foliage Parade on October 6th. The Branch will be gathering at 11:15 am at Ocean State Job Lot on Route 8. If you are traveling from south of North Adams, there...

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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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