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|About||The NAACP is the largest volunteer civil rights organization in existence today.|
Since its inception, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was poised for a long, tumultuous and rewarding history. Although it may be possible to chronicle the challenging and harrowing legacy of the NAACP, the real story of the nation's most significant civil rights organization lies in the hearts and minds of the people who would not stand still while the rights of some of America's darker citizens were denied.
From the ballot box to the classroom, the dedicated workers, organizers, and leaders who forged this great organization and maintain its status as a champion of social justice fought long and hard to ensure that the voices of African Americans would be heard. The legacy of those pioneers, such as W.E.B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, Roy Wilkins and the hundreds of thousands of nameless faces who worked so tirelessly, can not and must not be forgotten.
The history of the NAACP is one of blood, sweat and tears. From bold investigations of mob brutality and protests against mass murders, segregation and discrimination; to testimony before congressional committees on the vicious tactics used to bar African Americans from the ballot box, it was the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society. While much of its history is chronicled in books, articles, pamphlets and magazines, the true movement lies in the faces-black, white, yellow, red and brown-united to awaken the consciousness of a people and a nation. This is the legacy of the NAACP!
the Maryland State Conference is poised to echo the sounds of freedom throughout Maryland. We are committed to the elimination of health disparities among people of color. We are committed to educating our citizens as to their constitutional rights, as well as decreasing the High School dropout rate. We are also committed to organizing voter registration activities around the community to ensure access to the voting process in this and every election year.
The Maryland State Conference NAACP serves all people of color throughout the state regardless of race, color, gender, or socioeconomic status. As a result, we encourage and invite you to visit your local branch General Membership Meeting to find a way to exercise your �Call To Service.� Visit us online at www.naacp-md.org. If, peradventure, you are in need of assistance with a civil or criminal matter, it will be our pleasure to direct you to a licensed professional with appropriate training to assist you.
Though the NAACP Maryland State Conference is not licensed to give legal advice, we are equipped with resources to help you bring your legal concerns to a conclusion. The specific goals of NAACP Maryland State Conference include increasing our membership by December 2008; enhancing our voter registration campaign, and finally, identify the measurements and communicate the plan for closing the Academic Achievement Gap.
This year the Maryland State Conference NAACP welcomes you back into the NAACP family. We came to serve the less fortunate. We stay to advocate for those who reach out to us.
|Awards||2016 Thailheimer AWARD|