2016 ACT-SO Competition

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1866 Memphis Massacre Art & Writing Winners

Memphis Massacre 1866 Winners

Click to view the winners the NAACP Art and Writing Contest winners. The theme this year was 'Commemorating The 1866 Memphis Massacre'. It was the first large-scale racial massacre to erupt in the post-Civil War South. The massacre ultimately helped to ensure the adaption of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1866 Memphis Massacre

Memphis Massacre 1866 - Schedule of Events

Click to view the schedule of events for the 1866 Memphis Massacre. It was the first large-scale racial massacre to erupt in the post-Civil War South. The massacre in Memphis played a key role in prompting Congress to enact sweeping changes to federal policies and to constitutional law.

NAACP VICTORY at the US Supreme Court

NAACP VICTORY at the US Supreme Court

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided unanimously to support the democratic principle that everyone counts and everyone deserves representation, not simply those who are presently registered to vote. In Evenwel v. Abbott, the Court agreed, by a vote of 8 – 0, with all lower courts that have ruled on this case and rejected this politically driven lawsuit to exclude communities with significant populations of children and other non-voters from having any formal stake in the democratic process.

2016 Youth Council

2016 NAACP Youth Council

View 2016 NAACP Youth Council. The NAACP Youth & College Division is to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.


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Interface Prayer Service

Ell Persons Lynching of 1917

On May 22, 1917 Ell Persons, an African American woodcutter, was burned alive beside the old bridge across the Wolf River near Summer. Join us for Interfaith Prayer Service at the site of the Ell Persons Lynching of 1917.

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