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East St. Louis

St. Clair County, Illinois Chapter NAACP

"Perseverance and Progress"

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Sylvia Yandle is the First Vice President and Life Member of the East St. Louis Branch NAACP and has been actively involved with NAACP for 33 years

Co-authored  "A History of the East St. Louis Branch NAACP" (1995)

Retired Educator School Districe 189 with 42 years of service

Luereatha Griffin

2nd Vice President of the East St. Louis Branch NAACP

Retired educator of 37 years

Started working with NAACP in 1972 as secretary

Retired from school district 189, East St. Louis, Illinois


Claudia E. Nash-Thomas

3rd Vice President of East St. Louis chapter NAACP

3rd generation - Nash Funeral Home

Life Member


Angel R Lewis, an entrepreneur, business owner, and real estate investor serves as corresponding secretary for the East St. Louis Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. Mrs. Lewis is the Principal Member, President and Managing Broker of REALTY WORLD Executive Group LLC, the only full service 100% minority owned real estate franchise in St. Clair County, Illinois. In addition to her professional duties, Mrs. Lewis is and has been a public official since 1997, elected at-large as a member of the St. Clair County Board of Review . earning her the title as a trail blazer and the first African American woman elected as a St. Clair County office holder. In addition to being a subscribing Life member of the N.A.A.C.P, Mrs. Lewis is a member of several professional, social and community based organizations.


Toni Lucas Perrin

Retired Education of School District 189 after 34 years of service as a Librarian and Elementary Supervisor

Last position was as Director of Instructional Media / Technology Department

Chairperson of Political Action Committee

Deola E. Dean

Currently the Assistant Secretary of the East St. Louis, Illinois branch of the NAACP

Retired Educatior from school District 189

Currently with Harris-Stowe State University as Coordinator / Instructor for Freshman and transfer students in

Department of Academic Support Programs


Timothy Scott

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee

Served in the Korean War

First job was at Kenneth General hospital in Virginia and later at Jefferson Barracks Hospital for 10 years

Then was with the Department of Defense and retired with 35 years of service

Lifetime member and Treasurer of East St. Louis Branch NAACP


Executive Board Members

(as of 10/08/06)

Mrs. Tony White

Dr. Cheryl Childress

Mr. Danny Mosley

Mrs. Greta Scott

Ms. Deola Dean

Mrs. Katherine Stewart

Mrs. Lora Jones

Mrs. Bernice Howze

Reverend Andrew Bailey

Mr. Kenneth Kelly

Mr. Stanley Franklin

Mr. Otis Cowan

Mrs. Lola Key

Dr. Lloyd Thompson

Mr. Richard Marks

Mr. Alan Biggerstaff

Dr. Katie H. Wright

Legal Advisors

(as of 10/08/06)

Attorney Staci Yandle

Attorney Benjamin Edwards

Attorney Rex Carr

Attorney Michael McGlynn





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