NAACP

Atlanta Branch

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE


 

NAACP

Atlanta Branch

President

Richard Rose

 

1st Vice President

Lindral Rouse

 

2nd Vice President

Lee Franklin

  

Secretary

Brenda Bell

 

Assistant Secretary

Helen Threatt

 

Treasurer

C. Clayton Powell, Jr.

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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.


Students Skip Parties, Beach

and Join

Atlanta NAACP to Register Ferguson, Mo., 

ATLANTA -- Leon Valentine, a public relations major at Clark Atlanta University, was planning to spend Spring Break in Panama City, Fla., with his fraternity brothers. 

 

Haleigh Hoskins, a Spelman freshman from Peoria,  opted out of a trip home.  Haleigh is on a pre-law tract and expects to be the first in her immediate family to graduate college.

 

This year, however, Valentine, Hoskins and dozens of other students from Clark and Morehouse and Spelman colleges are skipping the fun in the sun to instead weather the cold in troubled Ferguson, Mo., to register voters in advance of the municipality’s April 7 elections.

 

The students have volunteered to be part of the Atlanta NAACP’s Voter Registration Alternative Spring Break campaign.  They arrive in St. Louis Saturday, March 7, and will be registering voters Sunday, March 8 to Wednesday, March 11, the cutoff for registration to vote in the April elections.

 

The organization recruited the students and is sponsoring their trip to the St. Louis area as part of its continuing mission and to honor 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

 

Richard Rose, the newly elected president of the Atlanta branch, said the organization chose voter registration in Ferguson and surrounding cities to show residents and the participating students that voting can result in real change.

Seeking Volunteers
The NAACP Atlanta Branch is seeking volunteers to help in the struggle
for political, educational, social and economic equality.
Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights
and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

Please contact our offices at 404-524-0580 to see how you can help.
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OUR FIGHT FOR JUSTICE CONTINUES

Fighting For Social Justice

Political, Educational, Social and Economic Equality

Elimination of Racial Hatred and Racial Discrimination

NAACP Atlanta Branch

100 Edgewood Ave.

Suite 1080

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

404-524-0580