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Berkshire County Branch

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Berkshires Celebrates an Historic Election

Residents of the Berkshires gathered in Riverside Park in Pittsfield on Sunday November 8th to celebrate. See the full story from the Berkshire Edge https://theberkshireedge.com/dancing-in-the-park-berkshire-dems-celebrate-win-by-biden-harris-ticket/

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Racism Isn’t a Victimless Crime – op ed

Juan Cofield, President of NEAC ,writes  "I am sharing a wonderfully written piece by Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director of Lawyers For Civil Rights Boston." Racism: What Election Polls and Strategists Failed to Account For The “blue wave” never...

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Rosanell Eaton

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

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 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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