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Family Photo Day

Saturday, March 9, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th St NW, Charlottesville 

Bring in old family photos from the 1880s to the 1950s for a free appraisal. 
Learn how to preserve your photos (free archival materials provided).
Contribute  your family stories to local history
Have a Holsinger style family portrait taken

View 500+ portraits of local African-Americans and learn more about Charlottesville area’s past through the photographs of the R.W. Holsinger/University Studio collection

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is located on the Second floor of the Jefferson School City Center. Its main entrance is on Commerce St, one-block north of West Main Street. It can also be entered from the City Center’s 4th Street entrance.  Over 200 free parking spaces on 4th Street.

RESOLUTION on qualifications to run for office in this branch



BE IT RESOLVED by the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Branch 7057, pursuant to Article VIII.2.a of the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP, that the following minimum qualifications must be met before individuals shall be eligible to run for the offices designated in this resolution.  These minimum qualifications supplement the qualifications set forth in Article VI.2.b of the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP, and those qualifications remain in full force and effect.  

Any person standing for election to the office of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer must, by April 1 of the election year, have completed at least twelve months service in this Branch as a member of the Executive Committee or as a member of a standing committee of the Branch.  The term of service of twelve months can be divided among committees, so long as the aggregated total service is twelve months or more.  

Any person standing for the office of [to be determined by Executive Committee] must have [to be determined by Executive Committee]

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to Article VIII.1.b of the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP, that Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Branch 7057 shall, at the regular election of the Branch, elect two members at large to serve on the Executive Committee.  

ADOPTED by vote of the Executive Committee this 27th day of August, 2018.  

Janette B. Martin, President

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Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements.

Check out the full list of June Scholarships by clicking here.  There are currently just under 300 scholarships on the list!  More scholarships will be added as they become available.  Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.


Click here for a Word document of a some of the scholarship opportunities with June application deadlines.


2017 Virginia State Conference NAACP
Executive Committee elections results:

2018-2019 Officers

Rev. Kevin Chandler, President
Robert Barnette, Vice President
James Boyd, Treasurer
LaSalle McCoy, Secretary


2018-2019 At Large Members

Donna Waddell
Alice Tart
Phillip Thompson
John Johnson


Area Chairs

Jane Cabarras, Area Three
Jesse Frierson, Area Four
James Ghee, Area Five
Debra Brown, Area Six
Willie Fitzgerald, Area Seven
Brenda Hale, Area Nine
Alvin Hume, Area Ten
Sharon Fitz, Area Twelve
Wanda Blackwell, Area Thirteen
Mark Lomax, Area Fourteen


Other Executive Committee members

Lynetta Thompson, Youth Advisor
Jeremiah Edwards, Youth At Large
Montae Taylor, Youth President
Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs, Assistant Youth Advisor
Linda Thomas, Immediate Past President



If you registered for membership with the Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch 7057 during the months of October and November of 2016, your membership has expired or is about to expire.



It’s been a big week for voting rights in Georgia!

Thanks to the hard work of the NAACP Georgia State Conference, a judge issued a consent order prohibiting the state from cutting off voter registration more than 30 days before any federal election.

This victory follows an earlier lawsuit in which the Georgia Sate Conference sued to correct a state law that required Georgians to register three months prior a federal runoff election in order to vote – a clear violation of the National Voter Registration Act.

Georgia isn’t the only place where we’re making progress though: the NAACP has won back rights for voters in Louisiana and Texas and has filed further lawsuits in states like Indiana.

We’re fighting in the courts because we know that we’ll never stop hate and achieve equality if we don't vote.

We believe that Americans deserve a just, inclusive democracy.
Are you with us?


With gratitude,

President and CEO

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It is my honor to write to you as your newly elected President and CEO.

In the face of a brutal and near-daily national assault on civil rights and progressive issues, the NAACP has recognized the immediate need for a leader to guide the organization during its strategic re-envisioning process.

The NAACP has a long legacy of activism and civil rights leadership, but I am committed to retooling and refreshing the Association to best confront 21-century challenges. As president, I seek to shepherd the Association into a period of growth and strength: building our field, our funds, and our force as a champion of civic engagement. I will use every tactic in our playbook to ensure that African Americans can achieve equality in the United States.

Will you join me?

Looking forward,


Branch President’s message at the 2017 Freedom Fund Banquet


On behalf of the Albemarle- Charlottesville NAACP officers and members, we are pleased to have you join us for our annual Freedom Fund Banquet. We hope that your evening is pleasant and enjoyable.

 January 2017 saw a changing of the guard for the Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch of the NAACP. After twelve years of dedicated service to the organization, Dr. M. Rick Turner made the decision to resign from his position as president of the local branch. We thank him for his twelve years of service and we will continue to build on the progress made during his tenure – while encouraging a productive vision for the future of the branch.

For over a century the NAACP has been one of the nation’s leading champions of civil rights and social justice; working tirelessly to achieve economic equity, with a commitment to attain equality and justice for all. Dr. King once said,” the arc of the moral universe is long but, it bends towards justice.” Justice, a word that has continued to surface in daily conversations, is being enacted by various vocal means of protests throughout the nation. Just this year members of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Community braced themselves while preparing for visits from members of the Ku Klux Klan and – the organizers of the Unite the Right Rally resulted in a tragic ending involving the loss of life. The Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP countered the Klan rally with a successful peaceful protest rally based on the theme, “Steadfast and Immovable”. Various other community activities were planned to provide alternative choices in lieu of attending the rallies.

The NAACP stands at a pivotal time in history! We find ourselves in a period of unrest as a nation. We seem to be engaged in a struggle to protect the gains that we as a people have made during the last fifty years, especially the right to vote. The NAACP stands ready to challenge efforts to roll back and eliminate policies and programs intended to extend the social safety net to all. Many people in our community and across America would be affected by this injustice. Therefore, the tireless work of the NAACP remains relevant today. As the oldest civil rights organization in the world, we would want to be a significant part of the solution as we remain dedicated and committed to the mission of the organization: to ensure the Political, Educational, Social and Economic Equality of Rights of All Persons and to Eliminate Racial Hatred and Racial Discrimination. We remain steadfast in our resolve and immovable from our objective.

Yours in the Struggle,

Janette Boyd Martin, President               
Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP 

Janette Boyd Martin, President of the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP