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Tag: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Latter-Day Saints Church Funds Initiatives With NAACP and UNCF
Three initiatives that aim to provide scholarships, humanitarian aid and educational opportunity were announced Monday during a news conference from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the NAACP, Deseret News reported. The first initiative – funded by the church – will give $1 million a year for three […]
June 15, 2021
NAACP President to Give STCL Houston Commencement Ceremony
Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is scheduled to give the 2019 commencement address at the South Texas College of Law Houston. Johnson, a 1997 graduate of STCL and civil rights leaders, will address the graduating class on Saturday, May 25, at the George R. […]
May 20, 2019
Middlebury Institute Announces Benjamin Jealous as Spring Commencement Speaker
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies has announced that former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Benjamin Jealous will be the commencement speaker for the 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony. In 2008, Jealous became the youngest person to hold the title as president of the organization. Before his time at […]
April 3, 2019
U. of Maryland to Honor Pioneering Black Congressman
The University of Maryland, College Park will rename one of its academic buildings for the late Parren J. Mitchell, Maryland’s first African-American congressman.
October 29, 2015
NAACP to March From Selma to Washington, D.C.
As the nation gears up for the 2016 presidential race, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is positioning itself to be a key player, with the announcement of an 860-mile march from Selma, Ala., to Washington, D.C., to train a spotlight on the issues that they want Republican and Democratic hopefuls to address in their respective campaigns.
July 14, 2015
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