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East St. Louis

St. Clair County, Illinois Chapter NAACP

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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.


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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