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The Berkshire Natural Resources Council (Landkeepers) and and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (The Beat) have many outings planned for this winter that are free and open to the public. Our Environmental and Economic Justice Committee encourages all members to...read more
The 25th Annual W.E.B. Dubois birthday lecture & dinner was held at UMass-Amherst on February 13, 2019. Pictured above are Shirley Edgerton (NAACP Berkshires), Dr. Francoise Hamlin (keynote speaker), Eugenie Sills (Clinton Church Restoration Advisory Board), ...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.