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NAACP Providence Will Celebrate Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

Thursday, May 01, 2014

 

NAACP Providence will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education victory with two events. On Saturday, May 17, the Freedom Fund Breakfast will be held at the Providence Marriott. The Freedom Fund Dinner is scheduled for November.

Founded in 1909, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

To commemorate these events, the NAACP Providence will be distributing two large booklets.

"We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there!" said the NAACP Providence.

For more information, visit http://naacpprov.org/.

 

Related Slideshow: Large American Cities With Black Mayors

Using data from BlackDemographics.com and 2010 Census data, GoLocal compiled the 20 American cities with a population of 100,000 or more that currently have black mayors

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Wichita, KS

Carl Brewer

Population: 382,368
Percent Black: 11.50%
Mayor Since: 2007
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Sacramento, CA

Kevin Johnson

Population: 466,488
Percent Black: 14.60%
Mayor Since: 2008
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Alexandria, VA

William D. Eullie

Population: 139,966
Percent Black: 21.80%
Mayor Since: 2003
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Columbus, OH

Michael B. Coleman

Population: 787,033
Percent Black: 28.00%
Mayor Since: 2000
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Jacksonville, FL

Alvin Brown

Population: 821,784
Percent Black: 30.70%
Mayor Since: 2011
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Tallahassee, FL

John Marks

Population: 181,376
Percent Black: 35.00%
Mayor Since: 2003
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Buffalo, NY

Byron W. Brown

Population: 261,310
Percent Black: 38.60%
Mayor Since: 2005
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Durham, NC

William V. Bell

Population: 228,330
Percent Black: 41.00%
Mayor Since: 2001
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Inglewood, CA

James T. Butts

Population: 109,376
Percent Black: 42.90%
Mayor Since: 2011
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Philadelphia, PA

Michael A. Nutter

Population: 1,526,006
Percent Black: 43.40%
Mayor Since: 2008
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Richmond, VA

Dwight C. Jones

Population: 204,214
Percent Black: 50.60%
Mayor Since: 2009
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Washington, DC

Vincent C. Gray

Population: 601,723
Percent Black: 50.70%
Mayor Since: 2011
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Cleveland, OH

Frank Jackson

Population: 396,815

Percent Black: 53.3%

Mayor Since: 2005

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Atlanta, GA

Kasim Reed

Population: 420,003 
Percent Black: 54.00%
Mayor Since: 2010
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Baton Rouge, LA

Melvin "Kip" Holden

Population: 229,493
Percent Black: 54.50%
Mayor Since: 2005
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Shreveport, LA

Cedric B. Glover

Population: 199,311
Percent Black: 54.70%
Mayor Since: 2006
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Savannah, GA

Edna Jackson

Population: 136,286
Percent Black: 55.40%
Mayor Since: 2012
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Memphis, TN

A.C. Wharton, Jr.

Population: 646,889
Percent Black: 63.30%
Mayor Since: 2009
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Baltimore, MD

Stephanie Rowlings-Blake

Population: 620,961
Percent Black: 63.70%
Mayor Since: 2010
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Birmingham, AL

William A. Bell, Sr.

Population: 212,237
Percent Black: 73.40%
Mayor Since: 2010
 
 

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