The Yearly Freedom Fund Banquet is coming-up fast. Now is your chance to buy space in the beautiful souvenir booklet for 2019. Show your support with advertisements, remembrances and messages.
FULL PAGE $125 (8 X 10.5) HALF PAGE $75 (4 X 6) QUARTER PAGE $50 (4 X 3)
Please fill-out the attached form and mail it with your payment to:
Amarillo Branch NAACP P.O. Box 2433 Amarillo, Texas 79105-2433
Email your ad in .jpg / .png / .svg to
Jerri@JerriGlover.com Be sure jpg or png images are high resolution (at least 600 dpi) and are the right size so they look their best when published.
The Freedom Fund Banquet will be November 2nd.
Please have your submission in by October 20th or it will not make it in time for printing.
Sept. 12th Executive Committee Meeting (Executive Committee Only) Warford Center 6:00PM
Sept. 14th General Membership Meeting Mt. Olive Baptist 1:00PM
Just a reminder that there will be a North Heights Meeting tomorrow (Thursday, August 22) at the Black Cultural Center, 901 N. Hayden from 6:00PM to 7:30PM
From the flyer: “Zoe Middleton will discuss community outreach for upcoming rezoning, and the outcome of speaking with Banks for home ownership.” “We are working together to change the zoning for the benefit of the North Heights Neghborhood!” For more information please call: (806) 670-2289 This is not an NAACP event, but it’s an important event for anyone with an interest in Amarillo’s future to attend.
Leola Gilliam Cantly, born January 2nd, 1930 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, was a loving and faithful preacher’s wife, mother of seven children, 23 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren. She was a ravenous reader of romance novels and had a love for road trips across the USA. Leola and her husband Nathaniel grew up, graduated from high school and married in Kilgore, Texas and have been married 65 years this past May.
Leola attended Prarie View University majoring in library sciences. After moving to Amarillo Leola was one of the first black nursing students to attend St. Anthony’s Hospital’s LVN nursing program. Leola went on to work for the newly opened High Plains Baptist Hospital, now BSA, and retired after 28 years at Shepherd’s Crook Home Health. Leola spent tireless hours serving our community providing blood pressure and other health screenings. Leola was a member of North Heights Church of Christ along side her husband for over 50 years and a lifetime member of Amarillo Branch of NAACP where she recieved the Branch Lifetime Achievement Award.
August 8th Executive Committee Meeting (Executive Committee Members Only) Warford Center 6:00PM
Warford Center 6:00PM
August 10th General Membership Meeting Mt. Olive Baptist 1:00PM
August 10th 3rd Quarter State Leadership Conference Temple, Texas All Day
For more information see the
The Amarillo Independent School District voted unanimously last night to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary to Park Hills Elementary. In the words of AISD Board President, Robin Malone:
We understand that it’s part of our history, but I strongly agree that it does not need to be a part of our future. The name of this school is righting a wrong. It’s about facing implicit biases. We are voting on a name change, but it’s so much deeper than that.”
Please join us in attending the AC Board of Regents annual Budget Workshop. This is your chance to show support for an organization that helps bring education and opportunity to so many people. It’s also a chance to learn about and influence AC’s priorities for the coming year.
Tuesday, August 6, 5P-9P 2nd Floor of the Amarillo College Student Union Palo Duro Board Room
Please join us in attending the AISD School Board meeting Monday to show support for our schools and to encourage the board to finish the process of renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary.
Monday, June 15th, 6PM AISD Admin Building Be sure to fill out a public comment card if you wish to speak.
The Amarillo Branch NAACP will host a monthly meeting Saturday July 13th at Mount Olive Baptist Church 1015 North Monroe at 1 pm.
As a new school year gets closer all who attend are asked to bring school supplies. Crayons, pens, pencils, notebooks, paper, backpacks….Anything to help our children start the school year prepared and ready to learn
Amarillo Branch NAACP Presents
A Night at the Esquire Benefiting Scholarships and the ACT-SO youth program.
Join us for an evening of entertainment with:
– Kerlee Clay & Neal Nossaman
– Ruth Ellen Lynch and Mike Prerez – Love Session
Tickets are $40 and include cover, heavy appetizers and one signature cocktail or soda.
Donations also welcome if you can’t attend.