a decade after the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) a group of 88 men and women gathered in West Chester, Pennsylvania for the purpose of establishing a local branch. (NAACP).
(1) As World War I came to an end one of the branch's first priority was to form a committee, to meet and interview local political leaders, to advocate that returning veterans "be remembered when patronage was to be distributed."
President: Ms. Alice H. Hammond
1st Vice President: Rev. Richelle Gunter
2nd Vice President: Mr. James Jennings
3rd Vice President: Mrs. Althea Harris
Secretary: Mrs. Tara Easterling
Assistant Secretary: Mrs. Andi Hubbard
Treasurer: Ms. Renee Washington
Assistant Treasurer: Mrs. June McLaughlin
Members are the lifeblood of our organization. Each and every NAACP member makes a difference to the complex, ongoing work of advancing racial equity. We have driven the hardest-fought wins for civil rights and social justice — with you by our side, we can accelerate the next milestones for Black Americans. Your active involvement will strengthen our resolve and make our branch stronger. Please take a moment to learn more about our committees, then use our Standing Committee Form to join the committee that speaks directly to your heart.
The Pennsylvania State Conference, established in 1934, shall stimulate the Branches, Prison Branches, Youth Councils, High School Chapters, College Chapters, Authorized Committees and any and all Units of the Association in its jurisdiction to greater activity in the fight for freedom; to revive dormant units in the Pennsylvania State Conference; to organize new units; to assist the Association in the conduct of the work of the NAACP by increasing support for the Association by the various Units; to coordinate the activities and secure the cooperation of Units within the Pennsylvania State Conference;
Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans — many of the most significant of which were fought and won under the leadership of Charles Hamilton Houston and his student and protégée, Thurgood Marshall. Please note: The NAACP may provide legal information to concerned citizens, but does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, please consult a local attorney.