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  • Sun
    10
    Jan
    2016

    Jubilee Day

    3:30 pm

    New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
    2101 SW N. H. Jones
    Lawton, OK 73501

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    Featured Speaker:
    Dr. James E. Gorham
    Pastor, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
    Life Member, NAACP
    District Deputy Grand Master (DDGM) Third Masonic District

    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
    19
    Jan
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm Lawton Public Library Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2016
  • Fri
    12
    Feb
    2016

    NAACP 107th Founder's Day

    12:00 Noon

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

    NAACP Founder’s Day…
    On February 12, 2016, the NAACP will mark its 107th 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
    23
    Feb
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    30
    Apr
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    23
    May
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
  • Mon
    18
    Jul
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    22
    Aug
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016

    2016 Freedom Fund Banquet

    6:30pm

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    The Officers and Members of the Lawton, Oklahoma Branch NAACP cordially invites you to attend the 2016 NAACP Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 17, 2016 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 1, 2016. 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
    Sep
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting. 

    Election Information

    On Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Main Library, 110 SW 4th Street, Lawton, OK, 3:00 p.m., there will be an election of the Nominating Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of 30-days prior to the meeting date may be elected to the Nominating Committee.

     

  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    General Membership Meeting. 

    Election Information

    On Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Main Library, 110 SW 4th Street, Lawton, OK, 3:00 p.m., 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, 2016 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. 

     

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lawton Public Library

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    Branch Election

    09:00 am - 1:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    1512 Washington
    Lawton, Oklahoma

    On Saturday, November 19, 2016 the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will take place at the NAACP Office, 1512 Washington, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Polls will open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In order to vote in a Branch Election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30-days prior to the election. A form of identification is required.

    On Saturday, November 19, 2016 there will be an Election Meeting at 3:00 p.m., followed by the November Monthly General Membership Meeting at the NAACP Office, 1512 Washington, in Lawton.

    Should a run-off election be necessary that election shall occur ten (10) days from the original election: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., at 1512 Washington, Lawton.

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016

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

    3:00 pm

    NAACP Office
    1512 Washington
    Lawton, Oklahoma

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 there will be an Election Meeting at 3:00 p.m., followed by the November Monthly General Membership Meeting at the NAACP Office, 1512 Washington, in Lawton.

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2016

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016

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

    3:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership/Annual Meeting: All Committee Chairs are asked to submit their Annual Reports during the Annual Meeting. There will be an election held to elect members to the National Board of Directors. A form of identification is required.

    We invite you to come and enjoy the holiday festivities—sharing refreshments during this Branch General Membership/Annual Meeting.