About

Our Local Branch:

The Jackson County Branch #54AB of the North Carolina NAACP officially commenced in May, 2014, becoming the county’s first local branch in the national NAACP’s hundred-year history. Currently our membership is comprised of not only Jackson County residents, but also—until their counties organize a branch—active affiliates in Macon and Swain counties. The Reverend Charles Lee, pastor of Sylva’s Liberty Baptist Church, was its first president.

We are dedicated to the pursuit and achievement of equality. Help us create a more just world!

Mission:

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 racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Vision:

The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

History:

The NAACP was founded Feb. 12. 1909 and is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

Meetings/Get Involved!

Meetings for members are held on the second Saturday of every month. Please mark your calendars. We hope to see all of our members at our monthly meetings, and if you are not currently a member, we would love to have you join! To become a member or receive more information please contact us.

 

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