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  • Sun
    12
    Jan
    2014

    Jubilee Day

    3:30 pm

    Barnett Chapel A.M.E. Church
    3421 SW Abilene Drive
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Luckey Clarence

    Featured Speaker: Dr. Clarence Luckey

    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.

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2014

    NAACP 105th Founder's Day

    12:00 Noon

    Patterson Community Center
    #4 NE Arlington Avenue
    Lawton, OK 73507

    NAACP Founder’s Day…
    On February 12, 2014, the NAACP will mark its 105th 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.

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2014

    The unveiling of the 2014 Black Heritage Stamp

    4:00 pm

    Lawton Main Post Office
    501 SW 5th St
    Lawton, OK

    Postmaster J.T. Hoffman will present replica of 2014 Black Heritage Stamp during unveiling at the Main Post Office in Downtown Lawton.  Members NAACP and the Lawton Youth Council will be on-hand to celebrate this historical event.

    Shirley Chisholm To Be Honored With Stamp in 2014

    pr14_005The first African American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm has been honored with an official stamp as part of the USPS Black Heritage series. Ronald Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General of USPS, explained on “NewsOne Now” that it’s important to use the stamp to honor her contributions and teach her legacy to young people. “You have to have a strong foundation and she set that foundation for those who came after,” said Stroman, “and the people who go first often time suffer backlash. She was willing to take on that challenge, willing to be independent and take all of the criticism that came.” 

    Born Shirley Anita St. Hill in Brooklyn, NY, on Nov. 30, 1924, the future politician was the child of Caribbean immigrants. Her mother was a seamstress from Barbados, and her father was a factory worker from Guyana. She spent part of her childhood in Barbados with her maternal grandmother, where she attended strict, traditional, British-style schools. A talented student, St. Hill graduated from Brooklyn College in 1946 and began work in early childhood education. She advanced quickly from a teacher’s aide to a consultant for New York City’s Division of Day Care. While pursuing a graduate degree at Columbia University, she met and married Conrad Chisholm. All the while, she stayed involved in local politics. In 1964, Chisholm’s political career took off in earnest with her election to the New York State Assembly.

    In 1968, Chisholm ran for Congress. She campaigned in her Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn with a sound truck that announced, “Ladies and gentlemen… this is fighting Shirley Chisholm.” A maverick who was not beholden to the traditional Democratic party machinery, Chisholm’s campaign motto was “Unbought and Unbossed.” She won the election and entered Congress in 1969, the first black woman ever to do so. Regarding her historic win, Chisholm later remarked, “That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman, black and a woman, proves, I think, that our society is not yet either just or free."

    Chisholm scored another historic first in 1972 when she declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President — the first African-American to seek the nomination of a major political party. Despite paltry financial resources, Chisholm’s enthusiastic supporters, who included women, minorities, and young people, got her on the ballot in fourteen states. She received more than 150 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention before George McGovern won the party’s nomination.

    She later wrote of her unsuccessful bid, “The next time a woman runs, or a black, or a Jew or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready’ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start… I ran because somebody had to do it first.”

    Chisholm served in Congress until 1983. She continued to speak out for the rights of women, people of color, and the poor, fighting for legislation to support daycare centers and provide federal aid for education. She was also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the National Women’s Political Caucus. She was a co-founder of the National Organization of Women (NOW). After retiring from politics, Chisholm taught at Mount Holyoke College, wrote, and lectured. She died on Jan. 1, 2005, having already spoken of her legacy. "I'd like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts," she said. "That's how I'd like to be remembered."

    The Shirley Chisholm stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

     

  • Mon
    17
    Mar
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sat
    22
    Mar
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    21
    Apr
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sat
    26
    Apr
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    19
    May
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting
  • Thu
    22
    May
    2014
    Sun
    25
    May
    2014

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  • Sat
    24
    May
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    23
    Jun
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    28
    Jun
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    19
    Jul
    2014
    Wed
    23
    Jul
    2014

    105th Annual NAACP Convention

    Las Vegas Convention Center
    Las Vegas, NV

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  • Mon
    21
    Jul
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    26
    Jul
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    18
    Aug
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    23
    Aug
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    20
    Sep
    2014

    NAACP 2014 Annual Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet

    6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Hilton Garden Inn
    Lawton-Fort Sill Convention Center
    135 NW 2nd Street
    Lawton, OK 73501

     

    Connie-JohnsonKEYNOTE SPEAKER:
    Senator Constance N. “Connie” Johnson

    THEME:
    “ALL IN FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY!”

     

     

     

     

     Click here for the NAACP Program Guide subscription and ticket order form

    2014 Freedom Banquet Coordinators:
    Delores Raphel (580) 536-6913
    John Moore: (580) 248-7619
    NAACP President: Rev. W. G. Guest: (580) 695-2078

    NAACP Office: 605 W. Gore Blvd., Suite #3
    Phone: (580) 354-0355
    email: [email protected]
    website: lawtonnaacp.org
    Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1134, Lawton, OK 73502

  • Mon
    22
    Sep
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    27
    Sep
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting. There will be an election of the Nominating Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of 30-days prior to the September meeting date may be elected to the Nominating Committee.

  • Mon
    20
    Oct
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting. There will be a report of the Nominating Committee, receipt of Nominations by Petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of April 1st, may be nominated for office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a Nominating Petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30-days prior to the October meeting.

  • Thu
    30
    Oct
    2014
    Tue
    04
    Nov
    2014
  • Mon
    17
    Nov
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    22
    Nov
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131 Election Voting

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Elections of Branch Officers and At-Large Members of the Executive Committee will take place at the NAACP office.
    Polls will be open from 10am - 2pm.
    In order to vote in the branch election, one must be a member in good-standing of the local branch 30-days prior to the election.

  • Sat
    22
    Nov
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    15
    Dec
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

  • Sat
    20
    Dec
    2014

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131 General Membership/Annual Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    605 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 3
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Annual Meeting & Christmas Brunch

    Open to all members and their guests are invited to partake in festivities marking the holidays.