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Our Programs


Freedom Fund Banquet.
This event pays tribute to those who have dedicated their time and energy in education, government, business, community service and more to the ideals, vision and mission of the NAACP. [Photos: Click Here 2015 FFB] A portion of the funds raised benefit scholarship and youth programs.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. The prayer breakfast is held annually to honor the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to keep his spirit alive. A portion of the funds raised benefit scholarship and youth programs.

 

Youth Council. School students are encouraged to join the Youth Council, take advantage of leadership opportunities and participate in programs described herein and as appropriate. Sponsorships are invited for dues, activities, training, registrations, etc.

 

Freedom Fund College Scholarship. The program awards an annual scholarship to a graduating senior in Henry County Schools in need of financial assistance to achieve their goal of a higher education. [Photo: 2016-2017 recipients.] Donations and scholarship sponsorships are welcome.


ACT-SO
. The Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics is a year long achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. Led by Toni Holmes, ACT-SO has consistently produced local and national winners. This past June, the first ACT-SO Boot Camp, including contestants state-wide, was held at Spelman College. The annual talent showcase is in final preparation for the National ACT-SO Competitions in conjunction with the national NAACP convention. Sponsorships are invited to expand participation through media publicity, travel to competitions and awards.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Celebration. A two-fold community celebration of Dr. King’s walk for peace and justice.

 

Black History Program. Provides an opportunity to study, reflect on and redefine our ongoing legacy in American history.

 

Family & Friends Day. Sponsored yearly by the Henry County NAACP to build relationships within the community.

 

Juneteenth Celebration is sponsored annually to celebrate the commemoration of freedom for African Americans from slavery and to expose our youth to how slavery affected African Americans.

 

Political Action. Seek to increase voter registration and voting and work for the enactment of legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups. Seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation, work to improve the administration of justice, work to secure equal enforcement of the law, and keep the Branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. This committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

 

Religious Affairs. Include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Branch. Promote programs designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle and interpret the work of the NAACP to organized religious groups of all faiths. Enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership and provide resource assistance for religious education and social action initiatives.

 

Veterans Affairs. Seek to establish a working relationship with those agencies having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the armed services and veterans to see that the programs are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community.

 

Education. Seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education . . . study local education conditions affecting minority groups . . . keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found.

 

Health & Housing. Work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans, assess health needs of the community and advocate for equal access to health.  Study housing conditions in the local community, receive and seek to address complaints of discrimination. Work to eliminate discrimination in housing.

 
 
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