National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025   

NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2009 marked the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP is the nation's oldest pre-eminent civil-rights organization.
Join Us at Our Monthly Meeting
General Meeting
(Open to the public)
Last Thursday of each month
6:30 pm
Mar thru Nov - SoMD Higher Ed Center
Dec. Annual Meeting – Country Inn & Suites California, MD

For additional info:
St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP
Post Office Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653


General Monthly Meetings
(open to the public)
Last Thursday of each month
6:30 pm
SoMD Higher Ed Center
44219 Airport Rd
California, MD 20619
(Members will be notified of changes)

Executive Committee Meetings
(closed to the public)
2nd Monday of each month
College of Southern Maryland
Leonardtown Campus
Building C - Room 216
Leonardtown, MD
6:00 pm
Education Committee Meets at 5:30 p.m.
(Members will be notified of changes)
Contact: Dr. Janice Walthour - 301-862-2296


President Janice T. Walthour
First Vice President Mia Bowers
Second Vice President Sylvia Thompson Brown
Secretary Teri Branch
Assistant Secretary Delores Wilson
Treasurer Anthony Branch
Assistant Treasurer Stuart Newkirk
  George Brown
  Agnes Fenwick
  Alonzo Gaskin
  Tommy Herndon
  Darlene Lawrence
  Elsie Lawrence
  Roderick Lewis
  Anna E. Mosely
  Jeanette Petitt
Communications, Press and Publicity Committee
Teri Branch - Chairperson

The Committee on Communications, Press and Publicity shall:

  • seek to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding

  • endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Unit and the Association in the local press and on radio, television and other media

  • attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups

  • seek to counteract derogatory and erroneous statements in local news media about Blacks and other minority groups

  • be responsible for forwarding to THE CRISIS items covering Unit activities and important local affairs

Community Coordination
Tommy Herndon - Chairperson

The Community Coordination Committee shall enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color.

Education Committee
Dr. Janice Walthour - Chairperson

The Committee on Education shall:

  • seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education

  • study local educational conditions affecting minority groups

  • investigate the public school system and school zoning

  • familiarize itself with textbook material there from which is racially derogatory

  • seek to stimulate school attendance

  • keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found

  • investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices

  • teacher certification

  • promote parental involvement in education

  • aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association

  • Claudia Pickeral Scholarship - Delores Wilson - Chairperson

Finance Committee
Anthony Branch - Chairperson

The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer, and at least one other member.  It shall study the financial needs of the Unit and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

Freedom Fund Committee
Charlottis Woodley - Chairperson
*Annual Banquet - Darlene Johnson

The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association's program. It shall work closely with the Financial Committee.

Health Committee
Nathaniel Scroggins - Chairperson
Legal Redress Committee
Sam Taylor - Chairperson

The Legal Redress Committee shall:

  • investigate all cases reported to it

  • supervise all litigation in which the Unit is  interested

  • keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give general legal advice

Membership and Life Membership Committee
Delores Wilson - Chairperson

The Membership Committee shall:

  • work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association

  • be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign

  •  be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals

  • initiate all possible means to obtain Life Members and sponsor a continuing program towards this end

Political Action Committee
Roderick Lewis - Chairperson
*Souls to the Polls 2018 - Tommy Herndon

The Political Action Committee shall:

  • seek to increase registration and voting

  • work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups

  • seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation

  • work to improve the administration of justice

  • work to secure equal enforcement of the law

  • keep the National Office and the Unit informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups.

  • The Committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

Youth Work Committee
Mia Bowers - Chairperson

The Committee on Youth Work shall:

  • develop and coordinate the programs of the senior and youth groups
  • monitor the youth membership in the Branch

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