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  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    Jubilee Day

    3:30 pm


    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
    22
    Jan
    2018

    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
    Jan
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018

    NAACP 109th Founder's Day

    12:00 Noon

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    NAACP Founder’s Day…
    On February 12, 2018, the NAACP will mark its 109th 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
    19
    Feb
    2018
  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    The Unveiling of the 2018 Black Heritage Stamp

    4:00 pm

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

     

    Celebrating Lena Horne

    Postmaster J.T. Hoffman will present a replica of the 2018 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 41st issuance in the Black Heritage series honors the achievements of legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne (1917–2010). Remembered as one of America’s great interpreters of popular songs, Horne also was a trailblazer in Hollywood for women of color. She used her personal elegance, charisma and fame to become an important spokesperson for civil rights..

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    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
    Mar
    2018

    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
    Mar
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018

    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
    Apr
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    21
    May
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    18
    Jun
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018
    Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018
  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    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
    Jul
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Voter Registration Drive

    10am - 3pm

    NAACP Office Building
    1512 SW Washington Avenue
    Laswton, Oklahoma 73501

  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018

    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
    Aug
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Mon
    17
    Sep
    2018

    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
    Sep
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

    OFFICIAL NOTICE OF SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER MEETINGS & NOVEMBER ELECTION

    In accordance with NAACP bylaws for Units, Article IX, Section 2, the dates, times & place for the purpose of Election of Officers and At-Large Members of Executive Committee are as follows:

    4:00 p.m. — Saturday, September 22, 2018: Election of Nominating Committee. All members whose memberships are current 30-days prior to the meeting date may be elected to the Nominating Committee.

    4:00 p.m.— Saturday, October 27, 2018: Report of Nominating Committee, receipt of Nominations by Petition and election of Election Supervisory Committee. Members whose memberships are current as of April 1, 2018 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, member must be current 30-days prior to the October meeting.

    Saturday, November 17, 2018: The Election of Officers and Members-At-Large of the Executive Committee. Polls will open at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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.

    Should a run-off election be necessary that election shall occur: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    All Meetings and Branch Election (including run-off) will take place at the NAACP Office located at 1512 SW Washington in Lawton, OK.


    NAACP LAWTON, OK BRANCH #6131
    Official Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1134, Lawton, OK 73502
    Office: (580) 354-0355
    website: lawtonnaacp.org
    email: [email protected]

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    2018 Freedom Fund Banquet

    6:30pm


    The Officers and Members of the Lawton, Oklahoma Branch NAACP cordially invites you to attend the 2018 NAACP Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 29, 2018. 

     

    To order tickets and for ad information, download the order form here.
  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    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
    Oct
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

    OFFICIAL NOTICE OF SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER MEETINGS & NOVEMBER ELECTION

    In accordance with NAACP bylaws for Units, Article IX, Section 2, the dates, times & place for the purpose of Election of Officers and At-Large Members of Executive Committee are as follows:

    4:00 p.m. — Saturday, September 22, 2018: Election of Nominating Committee. All members whose memberships are current 30-days prior to the meeting date may be elected to the Nominating Committee.

    4:00 p.m.— Saturday, October 27, 2018: Report of Nominating Committee, receipt of Nominations by Petition and election of Election Supervisory Committee. Members whose memberships are current as of April 1, 2018 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, member must be current 30-days prior to the October meeting.

    Saturday, November 17, 2018: The Election of Officers and Members-At-Large of the Executive Committee. Polls will open at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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.

    Should a run-off election be necessary that election shall occur: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    All Meetings and Branch Election (including run-off) will take place at the NAACP Office located at 1512 SW Washington in Lawton, OK.


    NAACP LAWTON, OK BRANCH #6131
    Official Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1134, Lawton, OK 73502
    Office: (580) 354-0355
    website: lawtonnaacp.org
    email: [email protected]

  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting