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We will be joining the students and staff of Miss Hall's School for our March general meeting on March 6, 2019 to hear about the social justice work of Iris Dawn Parker. The meeting starts at 6 PM. Miss Hall's is at 492 Holme's Rd. in Pittsfield. Click on the download...read more
If you missed Being Black in the Berkshires Part 2, recently hosted by Multicultural Bridge, and the MLK Celebration at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, they are both being aired on CTSB TV as well as on its Vimeo channel. If you do not have cable...read more
Ida B. Wells Barnett 1862-1931 Ida Wells Barnett was a trailblazing journalist, a co-founder of the NAACP and a fierce advocate for equal rights and against lynching. From 1884 to 1891, Ida B. Wells taught segregated public school in Memphis, Tennessee, and began...read more
On September 4, 1957, 9 young African-American men and women tried to enter Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Defying the Supreme Court's ruling and our victory in Brown v. The Board of Education, Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard...read more
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.