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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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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