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  • Sun
    13
    Jan
    2019

    Jubilee Day

    3:30 pm

    3:30 p.m.--Sunday, January 13, 2019
    Host Church: New Jerusalem Baptist Church
    1410 SW Georgia Lawton, OK 73501
    Rev. D. D. McHenry, Sr., Pastor
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Willie B. Smith, Jr.

    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
    21
    Jan
    2019

    35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration

    6:30 pm

    6:30 p.m.--Monday, January 21, 2019
    McMahon Centennial Complex
    McCasland Ballroom
    Cameron University
    2800 W. Gore Blvd.
    Lawton, OK 73505

    Featured speaker:  Bakari T. Sellars

    CNN Political Analyst, Lawyer & Activist

    Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014, he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina.

    Earning his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, where he served as student body president, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Sellers has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers. In his tireless commitment to service taking championing progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity.

    His impressive list accomplishment in addition to having served on President Barack Obama's South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election, Sellers is widely considered a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation. That coupled with his uncommon ability to reach across the aisle and get things done, has led to numerous accolades including being named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2010 as well as 2014 and 20015 “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.

    He has provided commentary and analysis to CNN and MSNBC including multiple appearances on Hardball with Chris Matthews and Morning Joe. He now currently serves on AIPAC’s National Council. He has served as a featured speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, the 2008 Democratic National Convention and, in 2007, delivered the opening keynote address to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC.

    Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC and is a Political Commentator at CNN. He is married to Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers.

    More information available at: https://www.cameron.edu/mlkcelebration

    For tickets and more information, please call Cameron Campus Ministry at (580) 699-2004.

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019

    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
    Jan
    2019

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Black Heritage Month Proclamation Signing

    5:30 pm

    Lawton Chamber of Commerce
    302 W. Gore Blvd.
    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.

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019

    NAACP Founder's Day

    12:00 Noon

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    NAACP Founder’s Day…
    On February 12, 2019, the NAACP will mark its 110th 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
    18
    Feb
    2019

    NAACP Lawton Youth Council #6747 Black Heritage Luncheon

    11:00am - 1:00pm

    New Jerusalem Baptist Church
    1410 SW Georgia
    Lawton, OK 73501
    Rev. D. D. McHenry, Sr., Pastor

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting

     

  • Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    The Unveiling of the 2019 Black Heritage Stamp

    4:00 pm

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

    Postmaster J.T. Hoffman will present a replica of the 2019 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.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131
    General Membership Meeting

    4:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    General Membership Meeting

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    50th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

    LIVE ON TV ONE MARCH 30,2019 Dolby Theatre in Hollywood LOS ANGELES, CA (January 3, 2019) – The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, 2019. For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The announcement was made today by NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Leon W. Russell, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Urban One, Inc. & Chairman/CEO, TV One Alfred Liggins and TV One General Manager Michelle Rice. More information at: https://naacpimageawards.net
  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
  • Mon
    16
    Sep
    2019

    NAACP Lawton, OK Branch #6131
    Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    NAACP Office Bldg.
    1512 SW Washington
    Lawton, OK 73501

    Executive Committee Meeting