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By DON WORTHINGTON | June 19, 2000
The NAACP needs to spend more time in the nation's inner cities and less time debating controversies such as the flying of the Confederate flag at South Carolina's Capitol, the tri-state coordinator for civil liberties of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks of the World said Monday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has forgotten the inner city, the Rev. Imagene B. Stewart, tri-state civil liberties directress for the I.B.P.O.E. of W. charged on Monday.
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August 19, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Rahmaan Wilcox wants to improve race relations in Jefferson County and serve as a community activist. He also is practicing to be a quarterback on his Charles Town Junior High football squad. The 13-year-old Ranson youth was elected president in July of the newly reformed Jefferson County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Youth Council. Wilcox believes the Jefferson County NAACP Youth Council helped keep him out of trouble this summer.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 30, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Efforts to increase membership and revitalize the local chapter of the NAACP have been successful to the point that it will not lose its national charter, enabling the group to choose new leadership in 2004, the chapter president said Monday. Tracey Brown, president of the Washington County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the organization has the 50 members needed to function.
NEWS
February 6, 2002
NAACP calls for probe of VA Medical Center By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town An NAACP official called Tuesday night for the removal of George Moore as director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg following a case in which a white worker at the hospital was awarded $192,400 after complaining he was harassed for associating with black workers. Another NAACP official requested that U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
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By HEATHER KEELS | February 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - As the NAACP approaches its 100th anniversary next year, local leaders are working to reinvigorate the organization's shrinking local chapter with new programs and membership drives, Washington County branch president Samuel A. Key said. "We can only be as strong as those of you who come and participate," Key told the group that gathered for a black history program Sunday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, remains a key player in the struggle to right society's wrongs, Key said.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | August 13, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - W.E.B. Du Bois. J.R. Clifford. William Monroe Trotter. These are not household names like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Ralph Abernathy, but they were significant contributors to the nation's civil rights movement in the early 20th century. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the first meeting on U.S. soil of the Niagara Movement - the precursor to the NAACP - in Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Jefferson County, W.Va.
NEWS
February 25, 2009
Why local NAACP chapter backs death-penalty repeal To the editor: The Herald-Mail of Feb. 17, contains two interesting items about the death penalty. On page A2, Gov. Martin O'Malley asks for help to support his repeal of capital punishment in Maryland. He noted that Maryland now has a de facto moratorium on the death penalty and that this has been accompanied by the second-biggest reduction of homicide since 1985. On page A4, Walter King of Timonium, Md., encourages people to write to their representatives and ask the representatives to stand firm against the abolition of the death penalty.
NEWS
April 16, 2003
Last July the Rev. James Irvin, president of the Washington County chapter of the NAACP, gave a speech at Hagerstown's Wheaton Park in which he charged local government with ignoring the needs of the black community. Government officials responded with a mixture of irritation and puzzlement, with County Administrator Rod Shoop saying the county government hadn't heard from the NAACP in years. Whether or not it hears from the NAACP now, local government needs to seriously consider how to save the best parts of the HotSpots Anti-Crime Initiative.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | March 5, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Colleagues and friends of former state Del. Richard Grumbacher remembered him Friday night as a humanitarian, a gentleman and a progressive thinker. Grumbacher, 90, died Friday at Coffman Nursing Home after a long illness, according to his obituary. Grumbacher, a Democrat, served in the Maryland General Assembly's House of Delegates from 1961 to 1974, when he lost his seat to Republican Donald Munson. "He would give you the shirt off his back," said retired attorney and former Del. Jacob B. Berkson, 79, of Hagerstown.
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By Randy A. Breeden | November 26, 2005
To the editor: In reading The Morning Herald on Monday, Oct. 31, I was very dismayed and disappointed in the article titled "NAACP included in Mummers Parade. " The dismay came from the fact that the NAACP is certainly aware of the doors this can now open. The disappointment stems from the fact that the Alsatia Club has done such a nice job with the parade for so many years, only to falter now with such a very poor decision. One can only assume that the club failed to consult any type of reputable legal counsel prior to its decision.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 9, 2013
Young African-American males are “under siege and should be classified as an endangered species,” the keynote speaker told a conference of delegates from West Virginia's 16 NAACP branches on Friday.  The remarks came in an address by local attorney Sherman Lambert before about 100 NAACP members and guests gathered for the first day of the two-day 69th Annual WV State Conference of Branches at Mount Zion United Methodist Church at 532 W. Martin St.  Lambert centered his remarks on the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, reaching back into three noted Mississippi and Alabama civil rights cases of the 1950s and 1960s to illustrate his points about racial discrimination.
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OPINION
March 15, 2012
To appreciate the present, we must remember the past To the editor: It is interesting how times and educational fads change. In a recent column in The Herald-Mail, the writer mentioned a supposedly relatively obscure famous black person - George Washington Carver. In the '50s, I grew up in segregated Cecil County, Md., and read the textbooks that were used by the segregated county and state public school systems. These were textbooks that (even in the course called Problems of Democracy)
NEWS
August 11, 2010
Washington County Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth Morgan will visit Memorial Recreation Center in Hagerstown at 7 p.m. Thursday. Morgan will be the featured speaker at the NAACP Chapter 7030 meeting. Memorial Rec is at 109 W. North Ave. At the June meeting with Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, residents talked about problems in the public school system. Morgan will address those problems and answer questions from the audience. - Madge Miles, Jonathan Street correspondent
NEWS
October 24, 2009
While strumming through the pages of The (Baltimore) Sun last week, I came across an article that stirred my interest. According to the Sun article, the Baltimore City Chapter of the NAACP was concerned about the prospects of the governor appointing a white or Republican mayor should Mayor Sheila Dixon be removed from office because of her legal problems. Apparently, the Baltimore City chapter of the NAACP must not have a lot of confidence in whites or Republicans, I thought. Given the peculiar tone of this thinking, I couldn't quite imagine how this city elected Martin O'Malley and William Donald Schaeffer to the position of mayor (both are white)
NEWS
August 11, 2009
The NAACP regular meeting is held the second Thursday of the month at Memorial Recreation Center on North Street in Hagerstown from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Russell Williams, president of Unit 7030, at 301-797-1201
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By Jonathan R. Burrs | June 7, 2008
What is democracy? Is it government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or their elected agents under a free electoral system? Is it a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges? Is it the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group? Is it possible for an organized group advocating for democracy, equality of rights and privileges to survive in a democratic society and futilely practice the principles of democracy?
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By HEATHER KEELS | February 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - As the NAACP approaches its 100th anniversary next year, local leaders are working to reinvigorate the organization's shrinking local chapter with new programs and membership drives, Washington County branch president Samuel A. Key said. "We can only be as strong as those of you who come and participate," Key told the group that gathered for a black history program Sunday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, remains a key player in the struggle to right society's wrongs, Key said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 12, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY ? Members and supporters of the Washington County NAACP will join civil rights activists at the U.S. Justice Department Friday to call for action in response to recent incidents in Jena, La., Maryland and across the country. The NAACP has declared a state of emergency in response to recent incidents, according to a news release from the organization's Baltimore branch. "Things that have happened nationwide can happen locally, too," said Hampton Wedlock, vice president of the NAACP's local chapter.
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