YPSILANTI WILLOW-RUN BRANCH
EASTERN WASHTENAW YPSILANTI NAACP MICHIGAN
In 1909, the NAACP was born. The NAACP established its National Office in New York City in 1910 and named a Board of Directors as well as a President. The NAACP is now The NAACP is now 107 Years old (2016).
The NAACP's principal objective is to ensure the Political, Educational, Social and Economic, Equality of Minority Groups in particular and All Citizens of the United States and to eliminate race prejudices. The NAACP seeks to remove All Barriers of Racial Discrimination through the Democratic Process.
NAACP YPSILANTI MICHIGAN
Greetings from the Eastern Washtenaw NAACP Ypsilanti/Willow-Run Branch, Michigan State/State Conference and NAACP Region III, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin
The Eastern Washtenaw NAACP Ypsilanti/Willow-Run Branch’s Mission is to ensure that the Goals and Objectives; the Mission and Vision of the Founding Fathers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riots in Springfield, Illinois, the resting place of Abraham Lincoln. Appalled at the violence that was committed against Blacks, a group of Caucasians, including, Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard, both the descendants of abolitionists, William English Walling issued a call for a meeting to discuss Racial Justice. 60 people, seven (7) of whom were African American (including W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell) signed the call, which was released on the Centennial of Lincoln’s Birth.
The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the Political, Educational, Social and Economic Equality of Minority Groups in particular and ALL Citizens of the United States and to eliminate race prejudices. The NAACP seeks to remove ALL Barriers of Racial Discrimination through the Democratic Process.
In 1909, the NAACP was born. The NAACP established its National Office in New York City in 1910 and named a Board of Directors as well as a President.
The NAACP is now 107 years old (2016).
✦ Shoshana DeMaria, President
✦ Lee Tooson, 1st Vice President
✦ Floyd Brumfield, 2nd Vice President
✦ Joy Bowerbank, Treasurer
✦ Valory Brown Tooson, Secretary
✦ Ray Williams
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
✦ ACT-SO: Joy Bowerbank, Chair
✦ Communications: Prinest Burton
✦ Community Coordinator: Ray Williams
✦ Education: Jennifer Dorda, Fred Brumfield, Shoshana DeMaria
✦ Finance: Joy Bowerbank, Shoshana DeMaria
✦ Freedom Fund/Fund Raising: Ray Williams, Prinest Burton, Floyd Brumfield, Gerald Williamson.
✦ Health: Cheryl Wasson
✦ Housing: Nancy Bowerbank
✦ Labor & Industry: Gerald Williamson, Cleveland Chandler.
✦ Legal Redress: Lee Tooson
✦ Membership/Life Membership: Valory Brown Tooson, Ray O. Williams
✦ Political Action: Cleveland Chandler
✦ Religious Affairs: Pastor Hatter
✦ Women in NAACP (WIN) Shoshana DeMaria
✦ Youth Council: Jennifer Dorda
✦ Membership/Fundraising Recruitment Coordinator: Ray Williams