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East St. Louis

St. Clair County, Illinois Chapter NAACP

"Perseverance and Progress"

 

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East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois Chapter NAACP

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NAACP: The East St. Louis Branch


The East St. Louis Branch of the NAACP was organized in 1924 in the wake of a period of intense racial unrest. By 1920, the city had survived three major disasters: 1) the devastating tornado of 1896; 2) the great flood of 1903 that left the majority of the citizens homeless; and 3) the race riot of 191, considered the worst in United State's history. This last disaster, more than any other single act, generated a need for an advocacy agency for civil rights for Blacks in all areas of life--employment, education, housing, government, etc.

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The History or Story Behind This Site


In order to understand fully the "how-when-where: of the NAACP locally, one must acquire an in depth knowledge of the same "how-when-where" of its parent body. The question, then, becomes "What one event, issue, or circumstance can be credited with leading to the formation of the National N.A.A.C.P.?" Unequivocally, the answer to that question would be the 1908 race riots which took place in Springfield, Illinois, our own state capital and the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.

The NAACP - It's Purpose

To bring about complete integration of colored people into all phases of American Life.

To break down segregation and the resultant inequalities in public education.

To secure enactment of federal, state and local civil rights legislation, including fair employment practices acts with full enforcement powers.

To insure justice without respect to race, creed or color in the courts.

To guarantee the right to a "free and unfettered" ballot for colored Americans.

To end all segregation in transportation and places of public accommodation.

To abolish all barriers in housing , public and private, which would prevent any American from living in a place of His or Her choice.

 

 

Archives before October 2007

 

Archived Event Photos

 

The East St. Louis Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

 

Programme Scheduled October 9, 2005

 

Election Board Honors Seven at the 2005 John M. Kirkpatrick Sr. Citizenship Awards
Ceremony of May 2nd in the City Hall rotunda

 

U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon
Joins the East St. Louis Branch NAACP Essay Scholarship Committee

 

The East St. Louis NAACP Scholarship Committee Group Photo Group Photos of 2001

 

The 2001 Keynote Speaker John Lewis

 

The Guiding Presidential Lights of ESLNAACP

 

Community Leaders Working with the NAACP ...

 

Civil Rights Leaders Visit East St. Louis NAACP

 

A Salute to Marion E. Officer

 

The Monitor

 

NAACP---Making a Difference

 

Scenes from the 2001 Annual
Freedom Fund Banquet

 

Reverend Scott Leads the way of East St. Louis NAACP

 

Leaders within and from our community

 

The Politicians of East St. Louis

 

Fund Raisers, Banquets and Educational Drives

 

NAACP Supporters

 

Kenneth Hall and many others

 

NAACP East St. Louis Branch Supporters

 

Trailblazers and Pioneers

 

The Women's Muses Club

 

Unsung Heroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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