Berkshire County Branch
“One Nation Working Together, For Justice and Equality Everywhere”
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Our March General Meeting features Charles Redd, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Berkshire Health Systems
Join us on March 1, 2023 at 6 PM Charles Redd, MS, RN has been a resident of Berkshire County since 1987. He graduated from Berkshire Community College's nursing program in 1995 , received his Baccalaureate in nursing from Elms College in 2014 and his master's...
Jacob’s Pillow hosts free dance workshop and performance featuring Versa-Style Dance Company on February 18th as part of the 10×10 Festival
Join Los Angeles-based Versa-Style Dance Company for an exciting workshop exploring the fundamentals of street dance forms and a high-energy performance of ORIGINS of Hip Hop. Lee en Español Hip Hop Workshop | 12pm - 1pm Performance of Origins of Hip Hop | 5 - 6:30pm...
Our Branch Education Committee requests your participation in a survey
The Education Committee of NAACP has released a survey to gather information from residents of Berkshire County about issues regarding education in the county. To learn more about the survey and to particpate, use this link Education Survey
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.
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...
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.