The Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch of the NAACP will be hosting a
“Time for Reflections and Healing”
The event will be held on Sunday, August 12 – 4PM at the
Zion Union Baptist Church – 1015 Preston Avenue.
Confirmed speakers and guests thusfar:
Honorable Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau
Jonathan McKinney, NAACP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
Virginia State Conference NAACP President, Pastor Kevin Chandler
Richmond VA.'s First Union Baptist Church Male Chorus
University of Virginia President-Elect, Jim Ryan
University of Virginia Historian, John Mason
Actor and Director, Leslie Scott Jones,
Delegate David Toscano
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND
For further information, please contact the NAACP office
AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER
Memorial to Lynching: Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage
On July 8th at 8 am, as many as 110 people will “get on the bus” to begin the Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Their ultimate goal is to bring soil collected from the site where John Henry James was lynched in 1898, to the newly opened Equal Justice Initiative’s Monument to Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Al. We hope to deliver our soil on July 12th–the 120th anniversary of Mr. James’ murder. Along the way we will make stops to some of the most important civil rights sites in the country. On the bus will be students, teachers, and other community members as well as historians to provide information as we move from one site to another. We will also be accompanied by clergy and therapists to help us process during difficult moments.
The trip dates are July 8 – 13, 2018. Total cost for this five night/six day all-inclusive excursion is $1,500. Hotel rooms are double occupancy and a per diem and cost of hotel is included in the price. A 50% deposit is needed to hold your spot.
Checks should be made to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center with a notation Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Our mailing address is 233 4th St, NW Charlottesville, VA 22903.
If you earn below $47,000 per year then you are eligible to register as a low income member of our community for the pilgrimage. We presently have 30 slots available and will fill them on a first come, first serve basis.
To register as a low income community member, you must provide a W2 form or two pay stubs as proof. If you do not have this information, please contact us anyway. Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name address and a method of contacting you. If you are a household, we will need the names of all members who would like to attend.
We hope to extend the opportunity to engage in this once in a lifetime experience with students, teachers and low income members of our community. If you would like to donate to the cause please
Andrea Douglas, MBA, PhD
Jefferson School African American
Jefferson School City Center, a Community Center for the 21st Century
It’s a simple question, but one that several of President Trump’s judicial nominees have struggled to answer. We need your help to make sure that those who don’t believe in civil rights don’t get to guard our justice system.
64 years ago, today, Thurgood Marshall and a team of NAACP attorneys won the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, which outlawed segregation in public schools and overturned the principle of “separate but equal.”
Brown v. Board was a critical civil rights milestone but its full progressive potential has not been realized. Many children of color remain relegated tounderperforming schools, and, as recent incidents have shown, racial bias remains a daily reality.
Now, we find ourselves faced with judicial nominees who refuse to state their support for Brown v. Board. Six of Trump’s selections for these lifetime appointments to federal courts evaded senators’ questions about their feelings toward the Supreme Court decision.
Such behavior is hardly surprising from nominees with proven track records of disrespecting the rights of Americans of color. These individuals have worked to roll back voting rights, criminal justice, immigrant rights, and LGBTQ rights. Many would join all-white courts in jurisdictions serving millions of people of color.
Our democracy needs your help. With nearly 180 judicial vacancies, the Senate’s action on these nominees could impede progressive issues for decades. Please urge your senators to confirm qualified, honorable candidates.
Protect our courts and the promise of Brown v. Board.
President and CEO
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SAVE THE DATE!
ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE NAACP 2018 FREEDOM FUND BANQUET IS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL
AT THE LOCAL BRANCH LEVEL, THE FREEDOM FUND BANQUET IS AN ANNUAL FUND RAISER HELD BY EVERY BRANCH OF THE NAACP.
THE PURPOSE IS TO RAISE MONIES TO ADVANCE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES AND TO ENSURE THE POLITICAL ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL WELL_ BEING OF ALL PEOPLE.
VINEGAR HILL THEATER – FRIDAY, APRIL 27 7 PM
There will be a free screening of a film made some 30 years ago about Charlottesville through the eyes, memories, and wisdom of several residents: George Ferguson, Rebecca McGinness, Sonny Sampson, and Cindy Straton.