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Cleveland NAACP 2013 Highlights

Posted on December 22nd, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

Here are some of the highlights of 2013. We’ve done a lot this year and we are looking forward to an even more successful 2014. Hosted 2013 Freedom Fund with over 900 participants. Received $201,283.55 in pledges for Freedom Fund Dinner. Held two community forums to address shooting in East..
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Cleveland NAACP’s Statement on Akron Teacher’s Racist Statements

Posted on November 2nd, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

The Cleveland Branch NAACP is shocked and appalled over reports that a teacher in the Akron Schools system spewed racial epithets regarding the same African American children he was charged with educating. In light of these allegations we understand why concerned citizens have demanded his tenure with the Akron schools..
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Video: American Law Radio TV Civil Rights Series

Posted on September 25th, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

Alexa Lewis of American Law Radio TV talks with Sheila Wright, Executive Director, Cleveland Branch of the NAACP, about her background and role with the NAACP, as well as the objectives of the NAACP.

The March on Washington – A Reflection

Posted on August 20th, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

On August 28th, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people from every corner of our country united and rallied with a shared message of civil liberty, civil rights, and economic freedom and opportunity for all. Below you will find articles, videos, and photos that will help you understand and reflect on..
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Event: March On Washington Commemoration

Posted on August 9th, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

Join the Cleveland NAACP to commemorate the historic March on Washington. Starting at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 28th, we will be assembling at on Mall A in downtown Cleveland for a rally at 6:15 and then completing a symbolic march to the Cleveland Public Auditorium for the Jobs and..
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Feagler & Friends: A Contraversial Verdict

Posted on August 5th, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

Cleveland NAACP Executive Director, Sheila M. Wright talks about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.  When the verdict came back, the jury of six women had found George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter. The national organization held its convention in Orlando, FL days after a..
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Voting Rights

Posted on August 1st, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

On February 27, 2013, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which challenged the constitutionality of the “preclearance” provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The NAACP submitted an Amicus Brief on behalf of Attorney General Holder and the Voting Rights Act. On..
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