Learn more about the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The voting rights bill was passed in the U.S. Senate by a 77-19 vote on May 26, 1965. After debating the bill for more than a month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 333-85 on July 9. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965, with Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders present at the ceremony. The act banned the use of literacy tests, provided for federal oversight of voter registration in areas where less than 50 percent of the non-white population had not registered to vote, and authorized the U.S. attorney general to investigate the use of poll taxes in state and local elections. In 1964, the 24th Amendment made poll taxe

White Supremacy in Orange County is real and becoming more overt

White Supremacy in Orange County is real and becoming more overt. In the month of July alone the following blatant racist events occurred: During a Chapel Hill “Black Lives Matter” vigil, a white man punched a 19-year-old black woman in the face while yelling and cursing at her. The violence was witnessed by the man’s 6-year-old daughter. In Hillsborough, in broad daylight, a car with two white male occupants pulled up to the curb on Churton Street where a black man holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign was standing and threatened him, pointing two AR-15s. Last week, Vimala’s Curryblossom Café in Chapel Hill, owned by a longtime social justice activist and community leader Vimala Rajendran, wa

Join the weekly justice vigils at Binkley

BINKLEY STANDS TOGETHER FOR JUSTICE EVERY FRIDAY, 5:00-6:00 PM on the grounds at Binkley Church Join the weekly vigils at the corner of 15-501 and Willow Drive as we stand together until there is justice. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? A sign which conveys a message of antiracism Sunscreen, water, and a chair if you prefer Face mask and hand sanitizer OTHER THINGS TO NOTE Participants agree to practice CDC recommended hygiene practices and social distancing at all times The church will not be open, so please plan accordingly If you are interested in hosting one of the weekly vigils, contact: asg@gloverimmigrationlaw.com or 919-605-5081.

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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