Democracy Summer is hiring paid summer interns

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 interested in joining this long legacy of leadership? Apply at You know who I'm talking about — that student who is already working to make a difference in their community. They're always getting involved, leading programs and people, and being the change they want to see. This summer could be a life-changing, hands-on experience for them. Interns work for 9 weeks during the summer as organizers in communities across the stat

Effort underway to request removal of portrait of former Supreme Court Justice Ruffin

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 Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin from the courtroom of the Orange County Historic Courthouse. I cited the excellent research of Orange County Commissioner Sally Greene and UNC Law Professor Eric Muller showing that Ruffin was an exceptionally brutal enslaver, a slave trader, and the author of State v. Mann, an opinion that basically said the enslavers control over the enslaved was unlimited and that the enslaver could use unlimited violence a

Documentary highlights CHCCS achievement gap

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 the best-resourced district in the state, we have created a two-tier education system and in-school segregation. This system produces one of the largest "achievement gaps" in the nation, casting an embarrassing blemish on our progressive community. This is where the new documentary, "I'm Smart,Too" comes in. I've gotten to know director Kim Talikoff through our joint work in the Campaign for Racial Equity in Our Schools and the


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.


PO Box 1236 

Carrboro, NC 27510

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