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Boston NAACP 100 Years Later: Are We Post Racial Yet?

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In 1903 Dr. WEB DuBois’s prophetic book, The Souls of Black Folk highlighted that the principle problem facing the 20th Century would be the color line. This Massachusetts native would go on to become the first editor of Crisis Magazine, the literary arm of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People and long time advocate for social justice in America. Now some 100 years later the war against ethnic injustices continues, with the Boston Branch NAACP leading the charge in New England.  


This weekend the Boston Branch celebrates one hundred years of advocating for the rights and freedom of Black, Brown, Asian and Native people throughout the region. Branch president Michael Curry will walk us through the history of this celebrated branch and answer this burning question: Are We Post Racial in an Obama Era?


Boston Branch Today
Today, the Boston Branch has a membership of approximately 1,000 people and holds regular monthly meetings at Roxbury Community College. Every month, the general public is invited to attend, participate in discussions, vote on key policy decisions, and voice concerns about local issues. The Boston Branch encourages individuals to join one of the many active committees that are designated to execute directives from the national office and meet the needs of the residents of the City of Boston . The Boston Branch is designated as a 501(c)(4) membership organization.

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