Message from the President

Message from the President

Message from the President

Deidre Malone
President – NAACP Memphis Branch

Welcome to the website of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Memphis Branch. As one of the largest branches of the NAACP, the Memphis Branch is honored to uphold the traditions and responsibilities of the nation’s oldest grassroots civil rights organization.

In June 2018, we will conclude celebrating our centennial year as a local branch. Since 1917, we have fought for civil and human rights including securing voting rights, equal pay, fair housing, desegregating schools and communities, demanding fair labor practices and so much more.

We have celebrated many firsts including witnessing, the first African-American woman to run for President and the first African-American man be sworn into the position of Commander and Chief of the United States. However, the fight is not over. We are still fighting for better education for our children, safer communities, ending the cradle to prison pipeline through prison reform, stopping police brutality, healthcare reform and an end to racism and so much more.

In my first term as president of this branch, it is my promise to all the citizens of the city of Memphis and Shelby County that will continue to fight for you. However, we need your help. Membership is a vital part of keeping the NAACP going. If you are an advocate for any of the above mentioned causes, please consider joining us as a member. We are open to all people regardless of race, religion, creed or sexual orientation.

Come and make your voice heard and let’s change the next 100 years for Memphis together.

Best Regards,
Deidre Malone
NAACP Memphis Branch

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