On February 12, 1909 The NAACP was founded. Still relevant and fighting for civil rights, it is unfortunate that many people do not understand why an NAACP membership is necessary. Yet, when these same people need the services, they call and can be disappointed that the resources needed to handle the volume of cases presented is simply not there. Being a lifetime member of this amazing organization, I try to spread the word to others that they need to support the organization before they need it.
On the other hand, many millennials have not been taught the history or legacy of this important organization. Nor have they been taught that Rosa Parks’ sitting in the white section of that bus, in Montgomery, sixty three years ago was planned by the NAACP. It was not happenstance.
Just as Blacks, Browns and the poor are experiencing today: our rights and freedom have to be maintained once we get them. That means we have to stay engaged or what was fought and sacrificed for can be lost.
For the youth, the NAACP has one of the best academic and leadership programs called ACT-SO.
Learn more and share this link about the NAACP, its’ programs, and services with your circle of influence throughout Black History Month and beyond.
There is no better time than during Black History Month for you, your friends, and family to join and support the oldest Black civil rights organization!!