National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025   

NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2009 marked the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP is the nation's oldest pre-eminent civil-rights organization.
Join Us at Our Monthly Meeting
 
General Meeting
(Open to the public)
Last Thursday of each month
6:30 pm
Location: TBD
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For additional info:
St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP
Post Office Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-863-3011

Report Civil Rights Violations  

Keep the local NAACP informed of the civil rights violations that you witness. File an official NAACP complaint if this violation has directly impacted you.

In order to track civil rights violations, the NAACP asks St. Mary's County folks to fill out a complaint form and disclaimer every time your civil rights, or the civil rights of others have been violated. Due to the nature of the NAACP organization, your complaint will not be acted upon unless it is completely filled out and your signature appears on every page. Forms can be downloaded in PDF format, printed, filled out, signed, and then mailed to us at:
St. Mary's County NAACP
Post Office Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653

WELCOME TO THE ST. MARY'S COUNTY NAACP

Commissioners Mark African American History Month

Commissioners Mark African American History Month Leonardtown, MD – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County officially kicked off African American History Month with a formal proclamation ceremony at the start of their February 3 business meeting.

African American History Month first began as “Negro History Week” in February 1926 as a supplement to the school curriculum, through the work of African American scholar Dr. Carter A. Woodson. The week expanded into Black History Month to commemorate, through community activities, a more balanced and accurate picture of Black History and is celebrated annually during the month of February.

“St. Mary’s County recognizes the significant contributions and tremendous advances African Americans have made, and continue to make in our community,” noted Commissioner Mike Hewitt. “This is evidenced by the United States Colored Troops Monument in Lancaster Park, the State of Maryland and the world.”

Dr. Janice Walthour, Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, was joined by representatives of various community and fraternal organizations for the annual ceremony.


Photo Courtesy of the St. Mary's County Public Information Office

l to r Roberta Berry, Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chap., Rebecca Swales, Banneker Class of 1958,Janice T. Walthour, NAACP, Juanita Nether, Delicados, Alma Jordon, Unified Committee for Afro American Contributions, Bruce Jackson, Southern Maryland Youth Ministries, Delores Wilson, the Links, Inc., Paula Mills, Fidelity Chapt. #60 Eastern Star, Denise Barnes, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)/Morgan State U. So. MD Alumni Chapt., Glenn James, Pride of St. Mary’s Elks, Ldg. #1120, Artina Miles, St. Mary’s County Black History Coalition (SMCBHC), Agnes Fenwick, St. Joseph’s Community Center (SJCC), Pride of St. Mary’s Elk’s #782, Francine Dove Hawkins,Institute for Human Growth and Development, Garnell Miles (SMCBHC), Carolyn Miller (SJCC), Phyllis Sanders (AKA) Kurt Miller, Joseph A. Eagans Masonic Ldg. #104,
Commissioners: Mike Hewitt, Tom Jarboe, Randy Guy, Todd Morgan and John O’Connor.

Additional photos from the ceremony can be found at: www.flickr.com/photos/stmaryscountygovernment

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 25 - 26, 2015
Monthly Meeting On the Move
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Cole Cinema
March 25 - 4:45 pm; 8:15 pm
March 26 - 4:15 pm
March 26 - 8:15 pm - Roundtable Discussion with all Speakers

Theme: “Gender Goes to Jail”: how gender, class, and race affect who goes to prison- The number of women in prison increased 646% between 1980 and 2010—nearly 1.5 times the rate of men. And there are more black males in the criminal justice system today than those enslaved in 1850—primarily for nonviolent drug offenses.

All lectures, free and open to the public. 

June 20, 2015
12th Annual Juneteenth

noon - 8 pm
John G. Lancaster Park
Lexington Park, Maryland.

African American Heritage Festival celebrating the emancipation of slavery in the United States. Supported by the county government, local businesses, organizations and the community.
For more information: www.africanamericancontributions.com/juneteenth.html

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P.O. Box 189 Lexington Park, MD 20653
(301) 863-3011
www.stmarysnaacp.org
e-mail: stmarysnaacp@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed for "St. Mary's County Reads"

“St. Mary’s County Reads” is a new literacy program that has been developed through a community collaboration with Southern Maryland Youth Ministries (SMYM), St. Mary’s County NAACP, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the St. Mary’s County Public Library. It is designed to encourage children to develop an interest, habit and desire for reading and help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Volunteers will be at the Lexington Park Branch of DSS, on Mondays and Wednesdays for only one and a half hour intervals from 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m. to read to young children who have come with their parents to the office for service. We want to help motivate children to read, encourage parents to read to their children and take advantage of the many programs and services for young children that the Library offers. Programs such as the 500 By Five Reading Program are designed to motivate parents and children to read 500 books by age five to help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Each volunteer will be expected to complete a consent for background clearance form, and it will require that their signature be notarized. If you are interested in volunteering and want more Information about St. Mary’s County Reads, Contact: Likie Milton (Southern Maryland Youth Ministry) e-mail: ld_milton@yahoo.com or Janice Walthour (NAACP), lwalthour@md.metrocast.net.

A TOUR OF THE MOVEMENT: Civil Rights, Fifty Years Later

Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland Presents:

Click here to learn more about the Civil Rights Tour!A Tour of the Movement:
Civil Rights, Fifty Years Later

Postponed until April 6 - 11, 2015

Join us as we revisit some of Civil Right's most poignant landmarks.  Meet and hear from folks who lived history.  Recreate the pates taken by the Greensboro Four, Rosa Parks, the Freedom Riders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others who boldly took steps to ensure the rights of all Americans.

Stops also include historic sites such as the Tuskegee Air Field and the National Underground Railroad Museum.

Highlights Include:

Martin Luther King Center
The International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Edmund Pettus Bridge
Rosa Parks Museum
Lorraine Hotel National Civil Rights Museum
National Voting Rights Museum

Limited to 40 Passengers - ACT NOW!

Click on the flyer for more info

St. Mary's County Library-Free COMPUTER CLASSES

Registration Required.
Check http://www.stmalib.org for class time and location:
  • Introduction to MS Word-2010
  • Introduction to Publisher-2010
  • Introduction to Digital Photo Editing
  • Introduction to Excel 2010
  • Introduction to Powerpoint 2010
  • eBooks for Smart Phones
  • Adult basics of College level writing
  • Introduction to Email
  • Introduction to Windows
  • Introduction to the Internet

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