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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Community Conversation on Poverty – November 15th.

Berkshire Community Action Council is hosting a Community Conversation on Poverty for Central and South Berkshire County residents at the Berkshire Atheneum in Pittsfield on Friday November 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This event is free and open to all. Lunch...

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Freedom Fund Dinner – Tickets on sale

Our Freedom Fund Dinner is happening soon. It will be held Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Berkshire HIlls Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield. Please join us for our annual fundraising event! The Freedom Fund Awards Dinner is the primary fundraising event of...

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NAACP seeks investigation

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund is calling for an independent investigation of the murder of Joshua Brown. Mr. Brown was a witness at the trial of the Dallas, Texas police officer who killed Botham Jean in his own apartment. Several days after Mr. Brown...

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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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