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APRIL 7, 2015



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Diamond Jackson NAACP Youth Member Served As Mistress of Ceremonies for 94th Annual Lincoln-Douglass Banquet

2014 NAACP National Convention Las Vega

NAACP Leadership Over 450 people attended this years 94th Annual Lincoln-Douglass Banquet

Town Hall Meeting

NAACP President and Leadership recognizes Seniors at 94th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Banquet

NAACP President Haley Recognizes Seniors at Banquet

NAACP 1st Vice-President K. Davis Recognizes Seniors at Banquet

Youtube Video of (09-04-2014) Town Hall Meeting

"Saving Our Black Males through Education, Information & Communication"

Honoring Our Veterans

At the General Membership meeting, members of the Springfield Branch honored its veterans and presented the Vietnam Veterans with a Proclamation from Gov. Pat Quinn.

Archie Lawrence - 2nd Vice President
Jim Dixon - Executive Committee
Teresa Haley - President
Nate Gibson - Member
  Kathy Davis - Veterans Chair
Gene Johnson - Member

NAACP signed a national agreement with Prince Hall Mason

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Last week Teresa Haley - President had the opportunity to participate in an online
Town Hall Meeting - Ferguson: America Reacts (Your Voice, Your Future).
Panelist included Michael Eric Dyson - Author & Radio Host,
Armstrong Williams - Columnist, Benjaim Crump - Brown & Martin Family Attorney,
Gary McLhinney - Former Police Commissioner, and Leon Harris - Moderator ABC7 Anchor.


Thank you for coming out and joining members of the Springfield Branch NAACP on January 11. 2015 the showing of Selma. Ninety six people including sixteen youth were in attendance. There will be follow up discussion regarding the movie after the MLK Unity March as part of the program on January 19, 2015 . The Unity March will start at 12:00p.m at Pilgrim Rest Pilgrim Baptist 1800 S. MLK Drive and end at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 908 S. MLK Drive followed by a program. Refreshments will be served.

NAACP Evening at Selma Movie


NAACP And Locals React To Situation In Ferguson | WUIS – My Source for News

10 Lessons Learned

NAACP Opposes 10th Street Rail Plan | WUIS – My Source for News

NAACP objects to more trains along 10th Street - Springfield, IL .. : Welcome to Serve Illinois

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NAACP feels 'nobody listening' to rail relocation concerns ...

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District 186 parents pining for next ‘great communicator’

Minority hiring story sounded very familiar

Mayor defends city’s racial hiring practices

Proponents say support building for a graduated income tax in Illinois

Barr would let veterans without college test for sheriff's office jobs

Springfield schools could face lawsuit over lack of minority workers

Better minority hiring numbers not good enough, school board told

Springfield Branch NAACP 2012 Banquet Video

Walker Go Home Union Rally

NAACP Romney Video July 11, 2012
Our Mission
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination

Our Vision
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution:

The principal objectives of the Association shall be:


The President's Message

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Thank you to all the members of the NAACP and the supporters of this great organization. I am humble to serve as the President of Springfield Branch of the NAACP. Today’s event is culmination of hard work and commitment to make this day possible.

Last year, proved why the NAACP is still relevant in the 21st Century. In nearby in nearby Ferguson, Missouri a police officer killed unarmed Michael Brown. In Cleveland, Ohio, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a police officer. Eric Gardner, New York City strangled to death by a police officer. Large protest around the country echoed the thought that “Black Lives Matter.”

Because of these tragic events, the Springfield NAACP Branch took immediate action and conducted two Town Halls Summits to discuss these issues with Springfield elected officials and local leaders. The support and response by the community was tremendous! Over 400 members of the Springfield community attended the first meeting on September 4, 2014.

Also in 2014, the NAACP organized the first Soul to the Polls to increase voter turnout as well as incorporated the Voter Activation Network (VAN), an online interface to identify registered and unregistered voters. We received a Proclamation from Governor Pat Quinn for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. During 2014, we organized Lobby Day, a preview night for the premier of the movie “Selma,” Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity March and several candidates’ forums.

Like in previous years, we will continue to sponsor our youth in participating in historic events such as, the Presidential Inauguration, 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and other educational events.

I am committed not to rest on our previous accomplishments. My goal for 2015 is to provide effective leadership and promote opportunities for young black males by hosting a 2015 youth summit. Persuade School District 186 to abide by the Consent Decree and hire more minority teachers. Lastly, meet with the Mayor and City Council to increase minority hiring in all areas of city government.

As the President, I have been actively involved in and outside of Springfield. I served as the Mistress of Ceremony for the Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the Historical Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln’s body rested. I also served as the keynote speaker for the Mount Vernon, Illinois Branch of the NAACP Dr. MLK banquet. I also served as the Mistress of Ceremony for the Innocence Project. Serving as a presenter at the Illinois NAACP State Convention and speaking at the NAACP National Convention are all but a few areas in which I am grateful to represent you.

The NAACP is diligently working to meet both present and future needs of Springfield. The work of balancing the scales of justice is far from over; therefore I ask for your encouragement, involvement and prayers as we seek to make positive changes in our community. Again, I thank you for your support.

We have to embrace our youth. Listen to their concerns and expose them to positive things. Remember, anything worth having is worth fighting for.

Teresa Haley, President