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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Our NAACP chapter now has its own meeting space

Our chapter is renting office space in the new Tyler Street Lab at 730 Tyler St. in Pittsfield.  In addition to dedicated office space for small meetings, we will be able to use the larger gathering space for our general meetings and other programs.  Watch this...

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Join us for some time in the wonderful outdoors.

Our branch is teaming up with the Massachusetts Audubon Society for a nature hike on April 14th - the perfect time to experience the natural wonders of spring. All ages welcome. See details on Facebook or click the...

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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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