Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared “FREE” under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is also referred to as “Freedom Day”.
In the NAACP, our largest fundraiser is the “Freedom Fund” so we never forget “Freedom Day”.
This year the CA/HI NAACP Juneteenth theme is “Celebrating the Journey of Freedom” join us along with your fellow CA/HI NAACP Branches this coming Juneteenth weekend in celebrating “Freedom”!
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May 5, 2021
California Hawaii State Conference NAACP has announced community activist and organizer Ms. Dominique Donette has joined the organization as their Public Affairs Specialist. (...)
April 21, 2021
Emotional reactions from the April 20th, Chauvin verdict could be felt from across the state of California NAACP Branches. Sacramento Branch President Betty (...)
April 20, 2021
Today justice was served in Minnesota, finding police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the May (...)
California Hawaii State Conference NAACP is offering free monthly Expungement Clinics funded by calCRG – serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Joaquin counties.
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Visit our events page for the full list of upcoming Expungement Clinics offered in California.
The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes. This mission is accomplished by seeking the enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights, and by informing the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination. From school desegregation, fair housing, employment and voter registration, top health and equal economic opportunity, the NAACP is working successfully with allies of all races, plays a significant role in establishing legal precedents in order to improve the quality of life of America’s downtrodden.
Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and strongest civil rights organization. NAACP founders include Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villard and William English Walling. They answered a clarion “Call” to renew the struggle for civil and political liberty in response to the unrelenting lynching of blacks that were occurring with impunity in 1909.
Today the NAACP is a network of more than 2,200 affiliates covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Japan and Germany. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, total membership exceeds 500,000. Today the California State NAACP boasts 72 branches and youth units mobilized across the state to help ensure racial justice and equality.
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