DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MARCH AND PROGRAM AS BEEN CANCELED. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Amarilloans to mark MLK Day with march to Potter County Courthouse on Jan. 16
AMARILLO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – The Amarillo Branch NAACP plans its annual march to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16.
Marchers will gather at 10 a.m. at MLK Park, 1501 W. Amarillo Blvd. (west of the Hughes Street intersection), and begin the march toward downtown at 11 a.m. The march will cross the DeVaughn-Cortez Connector, proceed east on Southwest Third Avenue then south on Fillmore Street, concluding at the old Potter County Courthouse, Southeast Fifth Avenue at Fillmore Street. A program will follow at noon. For participants who cannot make the walk, transportation will be provided from MLK Park to the courthouse.
All are welcome to join their neighbors in remembering Dr. King and his dream of a diverse and united nation.
Amarillo Police Chief Ed Drain will be the keynote speaker at the noon program. In the event of inclement weather, the march will be canceled but the courthouse event will take place as planned.
Congratulations to Joel Miller III, graduated from Amarillo College on 12/16/2016 grandson of Amarillo Branch NAACP Vice President Lillie Miller…..(Pictured with father Joel Miller) Young Mr. Miller is heading to West Texas A & M University and is striving to become an educator. He was also a recipient of a NAACP Scholarship out of high school
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The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution — the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
- To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
- To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
- To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
- To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
- To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
- To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.