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The NAACP has a track record of pushing for environmental justice in our communities," said Reverend Hilton Smith, President of the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP.
Dolezal's troubles began last week when her parents told a local TV news reporter that their daughter had falsely represented herself as black in NAACP, academic and artistic circles for years and is, in fact, white.
Lucy Lewis is a Triangle steering committee member and a member of Chapel Hill Carrboro NAACP.
For example, the NAACP is working to improve the financial status of minorities by steering them away from bad mortgages and helping them get easier access to credit, capital and other financial services.
Now some activists in the black community are wondering where Huffman's consulting operation ends and the NAACP begins.
The penultimate chapters focus on the civil rights leaders Walter White, long a colleague of Du Bois at the NAACP, and Marcus Garvey, founder of a popular "back to Africa" movement in the early twentieth century.
But the effectiveness of the NAACP cannot hinge on any one person, no matter who the CEO is.
The question arises: why care about the NAACP if the court victories were due to the Legal Defense Fund and the direct action successes were due to the SCLC (Southern Chritian Leadership Conference), CORE (Congress of Radial Equality), and like organizations.
He immediately joined the NAACP and became its membership secretary.
Much like Ella Baker, a former Field Secretary and Director of Branches, Bolin adhered to the principles of "participatory democracy," and as such resented what she saw as the "contemptuous and scornful attitude on the part of the paid staff and a majority of the Board toward the NAACP Branches and people who work in the branches.
She traveled throughout the Deep South organizing for the NAACP at a time when it was very dangerous for black people and women in particular to travel alone.
Baker's mother, Anna, a gifted speaker who later filled in for her daughter at NAACP functions, was active within black Baptist organizations and earned a reputation for deferring to neither the racial nor the gender etiquette of the era.
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