UNC walk out and rally April 24

On Wednesday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m., UNC students are organizing a walk out to protest police violence and UNC collaboration with white supremacy. They will rally outside Wilson Library on campus. Those charged with toppling the UNC confederate monument are on trial in Hillsborough on April 25-26, and student activists encourage supporters to attend the hearing if possible. The students are hoping to organize fundraisers at the April 24 rally for possible fines and anticipated restitution fees of those on trial. The activists have published a list of their demands of UNC's administration, which are the primary focus of the rally. The university, meanwhile, released a statement regarding the

We're the 2018 Branch of the Year

For the second consecutive year, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was named “Branch of the Year” among North Carolina NAACP branches. The award, based on 2018 branch activity, was bestowed at the 2019 annual winter training meeting held in Durham on Saturday, April 6. Anna Richards, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch, said that while she appreciates the acknowledgment, the assault on civil rights in North Carolina is so intense there is little time to savor the honor. “For example,” Richards said, “recently white supremacists openly carrying firearms in full view of students and University of North Carolina police str

Meet our branch's Woman of the Year

The Chapel Hill Carrboro NAACP branch is pleased to announce that Dr. Ila McMillan will be our 2019 Woman of the Year! Bishop McMillan was born in Lenoir, NC and is one of eight children of the late Rev. Mary Rose Dula and the late Kenneth Dula Sr. She began her education in the Caldwell County School System, and later attended Caldwell Technical Community College for nursing. She was chosen and ordained by God along with her husband, the late Pastor Robert E. McMillan, in May of 1972. Having a divine calling from God to preach to all nations, Dr. McMillan has extensively traveled the length of the United States, as well as Israel, Russia, Africa and India. McMillan completed her Doctorate o

Photo Gallery: 110th anniversary

More than 100 people were in attendance April 7 for our branch's celebration of the 110th anniversary of the NAACP, co-sponsored by Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition Attendees heard from keynote speaker Irving Joyner, NCCU Law Professor and NC NAACP Legal Redress Chair, as well as Theodore Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor Of Law and Director Of the UNC Center for Civil Rights. At the event, we received resolutions/proclamations from Town of Carrboro and Orange County and introduced our 2019 Woman of the Year, Bishop Ila McMillan.

'Strong' showing: Scholarship fundraiser big success

More than 70 people were bought tickets and were on hand to support our jazz event this past Saturday, aimed at raising money for our branch scholarships. Our goal is to make these scholarships renewable, which makes this fundraising especially important. Between ticket sales and donations at the event itself, we raised more than $2,000. And whether you were able to join us or not, you can still donate here. Because every dollar counts. Below is a video that give you a little taste of how great this event was.

ABOUT US

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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