The NAACP Houston Branch Centennial

In 1918, exactly 100 years ago, enlightened African Americans in Houston felt the need to address a series of civil rights issues confronting African Americans both nationally and locally. Realizing that there had been the creation of a new national civil rights organization, the local group decided to form a local branch and become a part of the national effort to eradicate discrimination. And so began the birth of the Houston Branch of the NAACP. On the founding day in 1918, no one would have believed that 100 years later the war against discrimination would still be ongoing. I invite you to read our NAACP Houston Branch Centennial Anniversary Book. Click Here, download and enjoy.

Dr. James M. Douglas Esq.
President, NAACP Houston Branch

2019-2020
Officers & Executive Committee Members

OFFICERS
PRESIDENT: Dr. James Douglas
1ST VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. Claude Cummings, Jr.
2ND VICE PRESIDENT: Bishop James Dixon, II
3RD VICE PRESIDENT: Ms. Carol Mims Galloway
TREASURER: Mr. Carroll Robinson
ASSISTANT TREASURER: Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
SECRETARY: Ms. Belinda Everette
ASSISTANT SECRETARY Mr. Anthony West

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Mr. John Bland
Ms. Judy Foston-Stanford
Mr. Johnny D. Gentry, Jr.
Ms. Mary Grisba King
Ms. Argentina James Harris
Ms. Avelina Holmes
Ms. Ashley Ingram
Mr. Charles Ingram
Ms. Linda Johnson
Mr. Gregory Kenney
Mr. W. Clyde Lemon
Mr. Charles Livingston
Mr. Akia Mark Smith
Ms. Sylvia McCarter
Mr. Joseph Provost
Ms. Gwendolyn Saulsberry
Mr. Donovan Smith

BRANCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Yolanda Smith

Our Mission

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

The Houston Branch

The Houston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a not-for-profit association of Civil Rights Advocacy units across the City of Houston. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in legislation through advocacy leadership. We achieve that mission by representing our perspective before city and state government agencies and partnering with other organizations that believe in education, health care, economics, and labor; and by providing vital information and services to individual units throughout the region.

Support Your NAACP Houston Branch

There isn’t a state in America that hasn’t been touched by the NAACP. We’ve made tremendous progress on important issues like voting rights and voter registration, racial profiling, economic inequality, and more.

Supporters like you helped us accomplish so much, and we need you again this year. We need to keep pressure on Congress to pass real legislation to create jobs, end economic inequality, and improve education. We need to make sure the Affordable Care Act is implemented so millions of Americans have the healthcare coverage they need. We need to keep fighting for voting rights in the face of those who seek to make it harder to vote.

Join our community is fighting to protect civil rights and human rights in 2019 and beyond. CLICK HERE and make your donation today.

Thank You for Your Support
NAACP Houston Branch Centennial Freedom Fund Awards Dinner

John Haynes Holmes – Freedom Sponsors $50,000
Chevron U.S.A. Inc
H-E-B
Shell Oil Company

Ida B. Wells Barnett – Liberty Sponsors $15,000
BP America
Spirit of Texas Bank
Walmart

William English Walling – Justice Sponsors – $10,000
AT&T
Brentwood Baptist Church
Communication Workers of America
Equinor
Fares Foundation
George Foreman
Houston First Corporation
Levy Convention Centers
Marathon Oil Corporation
Port Houston
Radio One
The Lewis Group
TSU Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
Turner Construction
Washington & Sons A/C and Heating

Henry Moskowitz – Independence Sponsors $7,500
Foston International Communications Inc.
HillDay
United Airlines
Westco Ventures

Mary White Ovington – Unity Sponsors $5,000
BGE
Cadence Bank
CenterPoint Energy
Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages
Evergreen Cleaners
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston Airport System
Houston Astros
Houston Community College
Houston Federation of Teachers
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston Rockets
International Longshoremen’s Association
Kirkland and Ellis, LLP
Kroger
Lewis, Quinones, & Moore
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP
Lone Star College
Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
Plumber Local 68
Prosperity Bank
Reytec Construction Resources, Inc.
San Jacinto College
Silver Eagle Distributors
The Fort Bend Church
The Hall Law Firm
TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Wells Fargo Bank

Are You With Us?
Become a member of the NAACP Houston Branch today!

If you care about fighting the racial disparities that are still too prevalent in America, the NAACP is the place where you can make a difference.

CLICK HERE NOW and become a member of the oldest and boldest civil rights organization in America.

NAACP Houston Branch Advocacy Committees

ACT-SO COMMITTEE
actso@naacphouston.org

ARMED SERVICE and VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
veterans@naacphouston.org

COMMUNICATIONS PRESS & PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
media@naacphouston.org

COMMUNITY COORDINATION COMMITTEE
community@naacphouston.org

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
justice@naacphouston.org

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
economics@naacphouston.org

EDUCATION
education@naacphouston.org

ENVIRONMENTAL CLIMATE JUSTICE COMMITTEE
climate@naacphouston.org

FREEDOM FUND
freedomfund@naacphouston.org

HEALTH COMMITTEE
health@naacphouston.org

HOUSING COMMITTEE
housing@naacphouston.org

LABOR COMMITTEE
labor@naacphouston.org

LEGAL REDRESS COMMITTEE
legalredress@naacphouston.org

MEMBERSHIP & LIFE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
membership@naacphouston.org

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
PAC-GOTV@naacphouston.org

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
religion@naacphouston.org

WIN (WOMEN IN THE NAACP)
WIN@naacphouston.org

NAACP Houston Branch

2002 Wheeler Avenue
Houston, TX 77004

Yolanda Smith, Executive Director
Raiven Williams, Membership Coordinator
(713) 526-3389