The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909. The NAACP
is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
SAVE THE DATE
JUNE 16, 2018 NOON TO 4:00
Our general monthly meetings are held the Third Saturday of every Month at 1:30 pm.
The youth meetings are held the Second Saturday of every Month at 3:00 pm.
All meetings are held at Midtown Library 397 E. Central, Springfield.
Youth Meeting starts at
3:00 p.m. on Sat., Saturday March 10
Adult General Meeting starts at 1:30, March 17, 2018
What is the NAACP travel advisory?
The travel advisory was created to warn people – people that might be affected– of the impending harms that could occur if they or their loved ones are in the state of Missouri.
Individuals traveling in the state are advised to travel with extreme CAUTION. Race, gender and color based crimes have a long history in Missouri. Missouri, home of Lloyd Gaines, Dred Scott and the dubious distinction of the Missouri Compromise and one of the last states to loose its slaveholding past, may not be safe. The Missouri State Conference of the NAACP followed Governor Greiten’s signing of this Jim Crow Bill – SB 43 – earned the NAACP advisory for the State of Missouri permanent until further notice. SB 43 legalizes individual discrimination and harassment in Missouri and prevents individuals from protecting themselves from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in Missouri courts.
News and Local Events
REMEMBERING REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR ... ALL YEAR LONG! (Click Here to view flyer.)
Check out our most recent Newsletter (Just click below)
Not Just for Women Book Club
This book club is open to all genders and ages 18 to 80 and beyond!
However, the focus will be on women authors.
Please bring your ideas and join us for our kickoff get-together on Monday, March 26 @ 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Midtown Carnegie Library (2nd Floor Meeting Room) Our first book will be: "Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC"
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was one of the most important organizations of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
When you become a member of the NAACP, you are doing more than joining an organization; you are becoming a part of a community.
Our membership community is the reason we've been able to protect, defend, and fight for our civil rights and human rights for over a century.
If you care about fighting the racial disparities that are still too prevalent in America, the NAACP is the place where you can make a difference. Click the button below to join us today! Our unit number is 4081 for local chapter, please enter unit number on form.
2018 Springfield NAACP Scholarship Recipients
DESTINEE KING Parkview Graduate
Jacquelin Waugh Foster Scholarship
KALEE BROWN Willard Graduate
Make plans now to attend
"Youth Empowerment Day"
Saturday, May 19 from 2-6 pm
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Not just for women ...