2015

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  • Sun
    11
    Jan
    2015

    Jubilee Day

    3:30 pm

    Friendship Pentacostal Holiness Church
    1408 SW Pennsylvania Ave
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Featured Speaker:
    Elder Daniel Moore
    Pastor of Friendship Pentacostal Holiness Church

    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
    19
    Jan
    2015

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration

    6:30 pm

    Cameron Aggie Rec Center
    Cameron University
    Lawton, OK

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    Featured speaker:  Eugene Robinson

    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 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eugene Robinson, who will present "We're Someplace We've Never Been: Race, Diversity and the New America."

    The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2015 in the Aggie Rec Center. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students and are available by calling Cameron Campus Ministry at 357-7226. The deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 12.

    Robinson, whose nationally syndicated column appears in The Lawton Constitution, will also be featured during an afternoon session starting at 2:30 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. The afternoon discussion is open to the public at no charge.

    In his keynote presentation, Robinson will provide a look at race relations and diversity today, explaining why old conceptions of race in America are obsolete. Born into the segregated South, Robinson will share his memories, telling of the civil rights movement's culminating years during a time when he was one of a handful of black students at a predominantly white high school in South Carolina.

    While he shares the strides that have been made in the enormous educational and economic progress made by African-Americans since the 1960s, as well as the sharp increase in interracial marriage seen over the last few decades, he will also show that there is much that remains in educating people that race is ultimately meaningless except as an artifact of society.

    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
    20
    Jan
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sat
    24
    Jan
    2015
  • Mon
    02
    Feb
    2015

    African American Heritage Month Official Opening
    & Signing of Proclamation

    6:00 pm

    Lawton City Hall
    212 SW 9th Street
    Lawton, OK 73501

    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.

  • Thu
    12
    Feb
    2015

    NAACP 106th Founder's Day

    12:00 Noon

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

    NAACP Founder’s Day…
    On February 12, 2015, the NAACP will mark its 106th 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
    23
    Feb
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm Lawton Public Library
    110 Southwest 4th Street
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Fri
    27
    Feb
    2015

    The Unveiling of the 2015 Black Heritage Stamp

    4:00 pm

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

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    Postmaster J.T. Hoffman will present a replica of the 2015 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.

    The 38th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors architect and educator Robert Robinson Taylor (1868–1942). For more than three decades, Taylor supervised the design and construction of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama while also overseeing the school's programs in industrial education and the building trades. He is believed to have been both the first black graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the country's first academically trained black architect. The stamp features a photograph of Taylor taken circa 1890, when he was around 22 years old and a student at MIT.

  • Sat
    28
    Feb
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm Lawton Public Library
    110 Southwest 4th Street
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    23
    Mar
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015
  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015
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    18
    May
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015
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    24
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    2015
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    23
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    2015
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    22
    Jun
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

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    27
    Jun
    2015
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    11
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    2015
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    20
    Jul
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

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    25
    Jul
    2015
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    18
    Aug
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    22
    Aug
    2015
  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015

    2015 Freedom Fund Banquet

    6:30pm

    The Officers and Members of the Lawton, Oklahoma Branch NAACP cordially invites you to attend the 2015 NAACP Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Patterson Community Center. 

    The Freedom Fund Banquet serves to highlight issues that foster community relations, quality of life, and to recognize community leaders who advocate equality and diversity. The dinner represents our major fundraiser and your financial support enables us to continue our work with community groups who envision colorblind societies and an end of discrimination.

    For tickets and/or sponsorship opportunity information click here for the NAACP Program Guide subscription and ticket order form. Ticket donations are $50 per person. Ticket deadline is September 30, 2015. Attire is business.

    The NAACP is the oldest, largest, and most effective civil rights organization in the nation. It continues to advance its mission of improving the social, economic, and political conditions for all people. The Lawton, OK Branch NAACP can be reached at (580) 354-0355.

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2015
  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting

  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2015
  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015

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

    1:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library
    110 SW 4th Street
    Lawton, OK 73501

    All Committee chairs are asked to submit written Annual Reports (2015) and budget requirements for FY-2016. There will be an election of members of the National Board of Directors. A form of ID required to vote. A Working Meeting—Refreshments will be served.

  • Mon
    14
    Dec
    2015

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Executive Committee Meeting