2017

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  • Sun
    08
    Jan
    2017

    Jubilee Day

    3:30 pm

    Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
    Lawton, OK 73501

     

    Featured Speaker:
    Bishop John Dunaway

    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
    23
    Jan
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sun
    12
    Feb
    2017

    NAACP 108th Founder's Day

    12:00 Noon New Hope Church of God In Christ
    Lawton, Oklahoma Keynote Speaker: Superintendent Michael Cross

    NAACP Founder’s Day…
    On February 12, 2016, the NAACP will mark its 108th 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
    20
    Feb
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Fri
    24
    Feb
    2017

    The Unveiling of the 2017 Black Heritage Stamp

    4:00 pm

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

     

    Celebrating Dorothy Height

    Postmaster J.T. Hoffman will present a replica of the 2017 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 stamp features a picture of Dorothy Height, one of the most influential civil and women's rights leaders of the 20th century. Height was known for her fight for the rights of African-Americans and women across the country. She was the architect of the famous March on Washington in 1963 and shared the stage with Martin Luther King, Junior as he delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech. Height was also named to the Commission on the Status of Women by President John F. Kennedy and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton and the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush. She's the 40th person to be featured in the Black Heritage Series of stamps, which honors a notable African-American each year. The Lawton Post Office and the local chapter of the NAACP have been doing these presentations for the last six years.

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    3:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Mon
    17
    Apr
    2017

    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
    Apr
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    22
    May
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    19
    Jun
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017

    Meeting for Upcoming Police & Community Trust (PACT) Forum

    10am - 2pm

    Barnett Chapel AME Church
    3416 Overland Drive
    Lawton, OK 73501

    A Lawton-Fort Sill Community collaboration meeting to prepare for its upcoming Police and Community Trust (PACT) Forum scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017.

    The goal of the meeting is to discuss:

    • Current Citizen and Police relationships within the Lawton-Fort Sill Community.
    • Concerns of local Citizens who are members of your neighborhood, organization or congregation;
    • Key members of the panel in te upcoming PACT Forum;
    • Ways to improve and/or sustain current citizen and police relationships; and,
    • How to capture and address relevant areas during the upcoming PACT Forum scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017.
  • Mon
    17
    Jul
    2017

    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
    Jul
    2017

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    Wed
    26
    Jul
    2017
  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017

    Police and Community Trust (PACT) Forum

    11 AM - 2 PM Great Plains Technology Center Bldg. #300 Lawton, OK 73505 Sponsored by Lawton Branch NAACP