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  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership/Annual Meeting and Christmas Brunch

  • Sun
    12
    Jan
    2020

    Jubilee Day

    3:30 pm

    3:30 p.m.–Sunday, January 12, 2020
    Host Church: Bethlehem Baptist Church
    602 NW Arlington, Lawton, OK 73507
    Dr. Willie B. Smith, Jr., Pastor
    Keynote Speaker: 

    Jubilee History:

    The concept of Jubilee is deeply rooted in the Judeo/Christian tradition, emanating from the 5th Century B.C. The words, “Jubilee Year” literally mean “Year of the Rams”. The Ram’s Horn signifies great sanctity and supernatural effect.

    Jubilee Year, in ancient times, was the final cycle of fifty years, consisting of seven Sabbatical Year periods, or forty-nine years, plus the fiftieth year. The Jubilee Year served two functions: 

    1. The automatic release or emancipating of a Jew, who for one reason or another had at some moment within the preceding forty-nine years become enslaved to a fellow Jew; and

    2. The automatic release or return to the original owner of his family property, whether fields or houses in unwalled—i.e., country-towns which had been sold to a fellow Jew during the course of a similar forty-nine year period.

    There is powerful symbolism in the celebration of Jubilee Day by Branches of the Association. One of them is the Passover Feast. In the biblical history of Israel, the miraculous escape of the Hebrew Children from the bondage of slavery under the Egyptian Pharaoh finds strong parallels in the “escape” from slavery of Blacks in America. After a series of awful plagues, Pharaoh finally relents and “lets the children of Israel go” free. He is finally convinced when the Death Angel “passes-over” Egypt, sparing only those houses with the blood of the lamb painted on the lentel of the door. Those houses not painted with blood, saw their first-born struck dead.

    The African slave identified strongly with this biblical account found in Exodus. They too looked forward to the day when the “death-angel” would pass-over the South and set him free. The “death-angel” became the Great Civil War that eventually threw off the yoke of bondage. It is significant, therefore, that Black Americans come together once a year to celebrate their freedom from slavery. Jubilee Day is a time when the history of our suffering as slaves is remembered; the experience of segregation is recounted; and, the strategies for facing equality and justice for the future are reshaped. We must never forget, forfeit, or falsify our past.

  • Mon
    20
    Jan
    2020

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration

    6:30 pm

    McMahon Center Complex McCasland Ballroom
    Cameron University
    Lawton, OK

    Featured speaker:  Benjamin Jealous

    Tickets are on sale for Cameron University and Cameron Campus Ministry’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration banquet. This year’s keynote speaker is Benjamin Jealous, renowned activist, civil rights leader, community organizer, 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate, and former NAACP President.

    The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 2020 in the McMahon Center Complex McCasland Ballroom. Tickets are $45 for adults and $20 for students and are available by calling 580-699-2004. Limited seating available.

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration was initiated in 1985 by Cameron Campus Ministry (CCM). The MLK Celebration has always been and is still made possible by generous and committed sponsorship of the event from persons, churches and businesses of the Lawton/Ft. Sill community and from other supporters in the State of Oklahoma including the local NAACP–Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131.

    For more information contact: CCM by calling (580) 357-7226 or Cameron University Student Development (580) 581-2209 or view the Cameron Website: http://www.cameron.edu/mlkcelebration

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Black Heritage Month Proclamation Signing

    5:30 pm

    Patterson Community Center
    #7 NE Arlington
    Lawton, OK 73507

    Theme: 

     The Lawton, Oklahoma Branch NAACP will be a signer in the Official Opening of Lawton/Fort Sill Community Black Heritage Month & Signing of Proclamation.

    This event is open and free to the public.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    NAACP Founder's Day

    12:00 Noon

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    NAACP Founder’s Day…
    On February 12, 2020, the NAACP will mark its 111th Founder’s Day, which coincides with Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Across the country, NAACP branches within communities will pause to reaffirm their commitment to the struggle ahead and celebrates the historical journey that has culminated with many victories.

     

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting