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Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  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 race-based discrimination.

ADDRESS

PO Box 1236 

Carrboro, NC 27510

naacp5689@gmail.com

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January 22, 2020

Now 21 years old, Democracy Summer is hiring again. This paid summer internship is for North Carolina college and community college students interested in organizing or a possible career in social change.

Do you know a young person who would be inter...

I thought I would share a bit of good news on this Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. On Dec. 24, I sent an email to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners asking that they form a portraiture committee regarding the removal of the portrait of former NC...

January 14, 2020

To my equity advocate friends,

I'm writing to tell you about a new project that has enormous potential to bring attention to the educational opportunity and access gaps that continue to exist in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. 

Not enough people know that within t...

November 26, 2019

The NAACP is first and foremost a civil rights organization. I agree with Terrell Thomas, the new Criminal Justice Director of the National NAACP that we are in a mass incarceration crisis in this country. It is a national, state and local problem that requires nationa...

November 12, 2019

The Orange County Bail Bond Justice Project (OCBBJ), a new organization, seeks to amass a $50,000 revolving bail fund from area individuals, businesses and organizations so that people in Orange County who cannot afford to pay their bail or post bond do not have to rem...

November 8, 2019

The branch consistently tries to recognize and celebrate people and organizations in Chapel Hill-Carrboro whose work exemplifies the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and nominations are now open for our branch's annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Award.

This...

November 5, 2019

On Nov. 16, the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC) will host a a Soils Collection, Libation and Remembrance Ceremony to commemorate the 1898 lynching of young Manly McCauley.

Mr. McCauley was just 18 years old when he was lynched by a group of white m...

October 17, 2019

During October and November, Chapel Hill will recognize a national anniversary with local events. Four hundred years ago, the first ship of enslaved Africans arrived in America, an occurrence that continues to shape both national identity and local communities.  Multip...

October 8, 2019

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP President Anna Richards was named North Carolina NAACP branch president of the year at the state conference last weekend.

Under her leadership, the Chapel Hill - Carrboro NAACP has become more organized and accessible. Richards has hosted seve...

September 30, 2019

The Citizens Climate Collaborative is co-sponsoring, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, a presentation by Norbert Lechner, Professor Emeritus, on Our Climate Crisis: What are the Real Causes and Why the Climate May Tip. It will be held...

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