Rev. Dr. Peter Bell passes away at 102

The Reverend Dr. Peter Bell, Jr., age 102 transitioned into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. In 1957 Rev. Peter Bell was one of the African American primary figures in Chatham County who felt the need to work and organize a second NAACP branch in the county. Rev. Bell and 12 other concerned citizens representing North Chatham and East Chatham gathered together at Bell Mount AME Zion Church on US 15-501. As a result of their efforts, the NAACP Branch #5377 was chartered on June 10, 1957. The group felt that voter registration problems for blacks would be their first task. With Rev. Bell’s help, the barriers for registering and voting have been eliminated throughout Chatham Co

Plea from NAACP President

Not even 24 hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, began their plans to compromise our democracy by hastily filling her vacant Supreme Court seat ahead of election day. We cannot let this happen. For months, we’ve known that our very lives were at stake with this election, and now this administration is desperately bent on setting the stakes even higher. RBG left behind a legacy that upheld equity, fairness and the elimination of discrimination. President Trump's record speaks for itself – with two Supreme Court appointees who have already proven to be hostile to civil rights, his next pick is all but sure to be

College admissions advice session Sept. 23

In case you missed the previous session with our Youth Council and admissions expert Dr. Jane Gabin on Sept. 9, check the branch calendar for another session Sept. 23. And in the meantime, take a look at these key takeaways from Dr. Gabin: 1. Staying out of college for the 2020-2021 academic year. 2. Concentrating upon reading information from diverse sources and diverse viewpoints. 3. Keeping a journal of how you reacted to the pandemic (colleges are receptive to ‘overcomers’). 4. Volunteering/working in the community (tutoring kids, getting out the vote, running errands for the elderly, etc). 5. Working with a mentor - someone older who can guide you, from whom you can learn, get professio

NC NAACP Taking Constitutional Amendments Case to NC Supreme Court

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina NAACP today announced it will take its case to invalidate two Constitutional amendments to the North Carolina Supreme Court and appeal a North Carolina Court of Appeals decision. The NC NAACP is represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, Forward Justice, and Attorney Irving Joyner in this matter. Today’s appeals court decision came after the North Carolina General Assembly appealed a February 22, 2019 decision by Wake County Superior Court that ruled with the NC NAACP plaintiffs and voided two constitutional amendment proposals – imposing a photo voter ID requirement and lowering the state income tax cap. The lower court reasoned that the amendme

College prep presentations Sept. 9 and 23

Students hoping to attend college can get the information they need at two presentations for the Youth Council at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 9 and 23. They will learn how to make themselves strong applicants, how to distinguish among schools, and how to control those parts of the application they can control. College applications are an ACTIVE and not a passive matter. The presentations are offered by Dr. Jane S. Gabin, an NAACP member and resident of Chapel Hill, who has taught at Chapel Hill High School, worked in the admissions office of UNC-Chapel Hill for 10 years and then was a college counselor at schools in the New York City area for another 11 years. Gabin is a member of NACAC (Nat

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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.

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