“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”
Branch Committees include: Communications, Press & Publicity; Community Coordination; Education; Freedom Fund; Health; Legal Redress; Membership and Life Membership; Religious Affairs; Youth Works; Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs; and, Economic Development.
State Award Recipients
Louisiana State Conference NAACP
Recipients of 2012 State Conference Awards
AWARDED AT THE FIRST STATE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING, JANUARY, 2013
Emmitt J. Douglas Memorial Award
LEVON A. LeBAN
(The highest internal award given to NAACP Members within Louisiana)
Champion of the Cause Award
DEBORAH CHAPMAN KAREEM
Community Service Award
Outstanding Branch of the Year Award
NAACP ST. BERNARD PARISH BRANCH
Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award
NAACP DILLARD UNIVERSITY CHAPTER
Outstanding Youth of the Year Award
The New Orleans Branch is the oldest continuously active NAACP Branch south of Washington D.C. It was formally chartered on July 15, 1915. However, prior to that time, there had been organizational efforts underway to affiliate with this new national civil rights organization which had first organized in New York City in 1909.
In 1911, Emmanuel M. Dunn, Paul Landix, Sr. and James E. Gayle wrote to the NAACP national office to obtain more information about this "new abolition movement." Apparently, the locals did not wait for formal action from the national office, but proceeded to organize without official sanction. Click HERE to read more,...