MLK Luncheon set for February 25 Get Your Tickets Now!

MLK Luncheon Flyer

Amarillo Branch NAACP

2017
Dr. M. L. King Jr.
Black History Banquet

Keynote Speaker
APD Chief Ed Drain
Saturday
February 25, 2017
In this Moment
707 S Polk St
12:00 P.M.

Tickets $25.00
High School & College Students $15.00
Middle School & Under $12.00
Reserved Tables for Eight $250.00

For tickets/tables please call Sharon Anthony @ 806-382-8495 or Freda Powell @806-341-8280

Parking on Street or in Open Lot Across the Street

Amarilloans to mark MLK Day with march to Potter County Courthouse on Jan. 16

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.

Joel Miller III, Scholarship recipient graduates Amarillo College

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

Proud Grad and Dad.....Joel Miller III with father Joel Miller

Proud Grad and Dad…..Joel Miller III with father Joel Miller

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Welcome to the website of the Amarillo, Texas Branch of the NAACP!

Our Mission

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Branch Objectives

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.