For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP
has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
Register TODAY for November 4th's
104th Freedom Fund with Maxine Waters and special guest Seahawks Michael Bennett!
On November 4th, Seattle King County NAACP will be hosting its annual Freedom Fund at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. We will celebrate past accomplishments, discuss current challenges, and unify around defending civil rights in our region. The highlight of the evening will be the keynote by Maxine Waters.
In today’s political/social climate, racial tensions are at an all-time high. We’re witnessing more divisiveness in this country unlike we’ve seen since the Civil Rights Era, where NAACP desegregated school, lunch counters and solidified the right to vote. As we recently saw in Charlottesville, racism, bigotry and white supremacy is on the rise and must be confronted.
Starting TODAY, we must stand together, UNITED against hate, bigotry and those who stand in the way of racial, social and economic progress.
When you support us, you strengthen our ability to continue our important work and advocate civil rights on behalf of our communities and individuals.
Please support our work by being a Table Captain or an Event Sponsor and join us on November 4th!
September 18, 2017
Seattle to Michael Bennett: We've Got Your Back
Bennett’s connection to these struggles has also had an interesting effect on the Seattle chapter of the NAACP. The oldest civil-rights organization in the country has called for an NFL boycott over the league’s treatment of Kaepernick, but as Gerald Hankerson, leader of the Seattle chapter, said, “We are not going to boycott because we want to support Michael and the team and show that this community supports their efforts to speak out.”
September 6, 2017
Some tough questions about the Michael Bennett Situation
“In fact we feel we’ll boycott in a different way by showing up to support Mike Bennett during his games when he chooses not to stand [for the national anthem],” Hankerson said. “To stand in support of him, to not let what happened to Colin [Kaepernick] happen to him. … That’s the way we can really send a message when we kneel down rather than recognizing a flag that doesn’t recognize us as a people.”
August 26, 2017
How NAACP Leaders in NFL cities view Colin Kaepernick and the Anthem Protests
“Our complete involvement from the branch level is that I’ve been working with [Seahawks players] Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril one on one...As Mike has indicated, he’s utilizing his platform to educate folks. He’s been down here in the community with the NAACP...I really applaud his courage and commitment to stand firm in his beliefs despite what has happened to Colin Kaepernick."
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Are you a student in 9-12th grade interested in showcasing your singing, design, or writing talents? Do you know a student who does?
The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO relies on community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches in promoting academic and artistic excellence among African-American and Hispanic students. By providing an arena where students strive to excel in the sciences, arts and humanities, ACT-SO equips its participants with the skills to live meaningful lives.
ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition. For more information on specific categories CLICK HERE.
ACT-SO recruits students annually and conducts annual Academic Olympic competitions for students in grades 9th - 12th in NAACP Branches throughout the country. First place local winners then compete with youth from other cities at the National ACT-SO finals held during our National Convention.
To learn more about the program and the specific categories and application process email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mural in West Seattle featuring NAACP ACT-SO participant Mahala Provost! Way to go, Mahala, we're so proud of you! Thanks to the artist who painted this brilliant piece.
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