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Local NAACP needs your membership

The Natchez Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been busy encouraging the community to become active in their local branch.

For more than 100 years, the NAACP has been a leader in the community and an advocate of equal opportunities for all citizens.

The local branch has been traveling from church to church to register people to become eligible voters in the City of Natchez and the county of Adams.

The branch wants to express the importance of becoming a registered voter. Jackie Marsaw is chairperson for that committee.

The local branch has made great strides out of a gloomy past. They believe in equal rights for all people.

The branch held its first “Lifetime Luncheon” this spring. The gathering was at the Natchez Manor Hotel.

Lifetime members and lifetime churches enjoyed the event with a marvelous speaker and a great lunch. They are encouraging other local churches to become members.

This mission continues as we strive to enroll individuals and organizations as life members. Chairing that committee is Mrs. Mary Lee Toles.

The chapter is asking all of the citizens of the community to become actively engaged in our schools, whether or not you have children enrolled in them.

We want our schools to provide an excellent education for all children. If we do not, the current and future generations will be doomed to marginalized lives, similar to that of our ancestors.

The NAACP is a network of thousands of members and supporters throughout the nation, who work to ensure civil and human rights for all Americans.

Please help us close the gaps of racial disparity by becoming a member.

The local chapter needs you. President Alfred Hunter and the entire body welcome your membership and participation.


Lynda Joe Williams is a life member and treasurer of the Natchez Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.