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
Officers & Executive Committee Members
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
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
Mrs. Akia Mark Smith
Ms. Sylvia McCarter
Mr. Joseph Provost
Ms. Gwendolyn Saulsberry
Mr. Donovan Smith
BRANCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Yolanda Smith
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.
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.
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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
Shell Oil Company
Ida B. Wells Barnett – Liberty Sponsors $15,000
Spirit of Texas Bank
William English Walling – Justice Sponsors – $10,000
Brentwood Baptist Church
Communication Workers of America
Houston First Corporation
Levy Convention Centers
Marathon Oil Corporation
The Lewis Group
TSU Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
Washington & Sons A/C and Heating
Henry Moskowitz – Independence Sponsors $7,500
Foston International Communications Inc.
Mary White Ovington – Unity Sponsors $5,000
Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston Airport System
Houston Community College
Houston Federation of Teachers
Houston Methodist Hospital
International Longshoremen’s Association
Kirkland and Ellis, LLP
Lewis, Quinones, & Moore
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP
Lone Star College
Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
Plumber Local 68
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
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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.
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NAACP Houston Branch Advocacy Committees
ARMED SERVICE and VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
COMMUNICATIONS PRESS & PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
COMMUNITY COORDINATION COMMITTEE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
ENVIRONMENTAL CLIMATE JUSTICE COMMITTEE
LEGAL REDRESS COMMITTEE
MEMBERSHIP & LIFE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
NAACP Houston Branch
2002 Wheeler Avenue
Houston, TX 77004
Yolanda Smith, Executive Director
Raiven Williams, Membership Coordinator