County NAACP President:
Rev. Mrs. Erie Patton
For additional information please call:
Jefferson County NAACP general membership meetings are held
every 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30 P.M. at the Recreation Center
connected to: The Jefferson County NAACP office, located at
1000 South 9th Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
31st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, will be
held January 18, 2016 at Holiday Inn, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
theme continues with the theme of the National NAACP:
Liberty In The Face of Injustice"
For More Information please contact us at; 618-316-9459
|MLK 2016 BANNER
|MLK 2016 BANNER PURSUING LIBERTY IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE
|2014 MLK CELEBRATION
|Now STATE PRESIDENT TERESA HALEY, PRESIDENT REV. MRS. PATTON, VETERANS AFFAIR CHAIR KATHY DAVIS
THIS GENERATION IS STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GREATNESS.
of 1964 MLK speech at ASU discovered
January 22, 2014
From right to left: G. Homer Durham, Martin Luther King,
Jr., Ralph Abernathy, an unidentified participant, Rev. Louis Eaton and Msgr.
Robert Donahoe at Goodwin Stadium, Arizona State University. Martin Luther King
addressed an audience of 8,000 people on the topic "Religious Witness for
June 3, 1964
Photo by: MRD #2, Monsignor Robert Donahoe Collection, Arizona Collection,
Arizona State University Libraries
had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill store in Phoenix would turn out to be
a rare link to the civil rights movement’s most revered leader.
The Jefferson County NAACP celebrates
"Black History Month" with the acknowledgment
of the trailblazer Harriet Tubman.
Civil Rights Activist
Ø Birth Date:
March 10, 1913
Ø Place of
Birth: Dorchester County, Maryland
Ø Place of
Death: Auburn, New York
Name: Araminta Harriet Ross