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Springfield Branch Banquet

Springfield Branch Support Letter

Springfield Branch Ad Booklet

Don Gray, Sangamon County Clerk swears in 2017-2018 NAACP Officers and Executive Committee Members

Branch Execs Branch Execs

Minority Recruitment Advisory Committee (MRAC) makes donation/presentation to NAACP in memorial of Mary Anna Betts Mother of Elbert Betts

Minority Recruitment Advisory Committee & Branch President Teresa Haley




General Membership Meetings Dates

1st Tuesday of the Month - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

January 3rd

February 7th

March 7th

April 4th

Zion Missionary Baptist Church
1601 East Laurel St.

Teresa Haley & Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen

@Chicago Fox32News: Online campaign aims to better Police & Community Relations one Selfie at a time

Teresa Haley & Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen

Teresa Haley Elected President of Illinois NAACP Chapter

New Head of Illinois NAACP Talks Future Plans

Members of the NAACP join with the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign and the Springfield Fire Department to install smoke alarms in the Minority Community with the highest census track for fires in Springfield.

Red Cross Smoke Detectors Install Red Cross Smoke Detectors Install

Members of the Divine Nine and the Back-to-School Stay-in-School Students partnered with NAACP to install free smoke detectors. Students carried tools such as ladders and drills to designated areas to begin installing free smoke detectors in area homes Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.


Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee Airmen

The NAACP has partnered up with Walgreens to give free flu shots. Please remember to get your flu shot this season to cut down on getting the flu and/or phenomena.

It is advised to bring your Insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card they made need it for their records. You will not be billed.

Teresa Haley - President received flu and phenomena shot at Health Fair


Springfield, IL Delegates attended the 106th National Convention in Philadelphia, PA

Springfield Delegates 2015 National Convention

National President Cornell Brooks 
Springfield,IL Branch President Teresa Haley

Mt. Vernon,IL Branch President Erie Patton, Dr Reide Region Field Director III & Springfield,IL Branch President Teresa Haley

Springfield,IL Branch President Haley & Jonathan McKinney Region III Field Organizer

Youtube Video of (09-04-2014) Town Hall Meeting

"Saving Our Black Males through Education, Information & Communication"

NAACP signed a national agreement with Prince Hall Mason

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Last week Teresa Haley - President had the opportunity to participate in an online
Town Hall Meeting - Ferguson: America Reacts (Your Voice, Your Future).
Panelist included Michael Eric Dyson - Author & Radio Host,
Armstrong Williams - Columnist, Benjaim Crump - Brown & Martin Family Attorney,
Gary McLhinney - Former Police Commissioner, and Leon Harris - Moderator ABC7 Anchor.


Thank you for coming out and joining members of the Springfield Branch NAACP on January 11. 2015 the showing of Selma. Ninety six people including sixteen youth were in attendance. There will be follow up discussion regarding the movie after the MLK Unity March as part of the program on January 19, 2015 . The Unity March will start at 12:00p.m at Pilgrim Rest Pilgrim Baptist 1800 S. MLK Drive and end at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 908 S. MLK Drive followed by a program. Refreshments will be served.

NAACP Evening at Selma Movie


NAACP And Locals React To Situation In Ferguson | WUIS – My Source for News

10 Lessons Learned

NAACP Opposes 10th Street Rail Plan | WUIS – My Source for News

NAACP objects to more trains along 10th Street - Springfield, IL ..

serve.illinois.gov : Welcome to Serve Illinois

Springfield NAACP president receives volunteer award - Springfield ...

NAACP feels 'nobody listening' to rail relocation concerns ...

Local NAACP members ‘walk where heroes walked’

District 186 parents pining for next ‘great communicator’

Minority hiring story sounded very familiar

Mayor defends city’s racial hiring practices

Proponents say support building for a graduated income tax in Illinois

Barr would let veterans without college test for sheriff's office jobs

Springfield schools could face lawsuit over lack of minority workers

Better minority hiring numbers not good enough, school board told

Springfield Branch NAACP 2012 Banquet Video

Walker Go Home Union Rally

NAACP Romney Video July 11, 2012
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

Our Vision
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:


The President's Message

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Thank you to all the members of the NAACP and the Springfield community for your continued support.

Last year was an eventful year for the members of the NAACP. We had ongoing meetings with the School District Superintendent and her cabinet. And met on a regular basis with the Police Chief. Our Unit hosted two Town Hall meetings (one dealt with selecting a new police chief and candidate). The other occurred after the release of the video of LaQuan McDonald, black man shot in the streets sixteen times by a Chicago police officer. Members of the Springfield Branch marched in Chicago around City Hall with other community organizations, met with the Department of Justice and demanded both a civil and criminal investigation in the LaQuan McDonald shooting.

We also called for Police Reform throughout Illinois. We advocated for statutory changes at the Capitol to establish record retention guidelines of police officers disciplinary records.

As President, I served as keynote speaker for the Black Alumni Graduation at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) and the Laynie Foundation of Chicago. Received 2015 Citizens of the Year Award from Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons State of Illinois and Its Jurisdiction. Also received Youth Scholarship from Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons. Received 2012-2015 Chairperson’s Award for serving as the Board Chair for the American Red Cross, Serving South Central Illinois. The NAACP and the American Red Cross continues to work together! Disasters don’t discriminate and neither should WE!

Being elected NAACP State President for the Illinois Conference of Branches was a rewarding and humbling experience. It feels great to bring the NAACP leadership back to Springfield where it all started. The Springfield Branch received the 2nd Place Membership Trophy at the 2015 IL NAACP State Convention.

I presented workshops at the IL NAACP State Convention, spoke at NAACP National Convention and union rallies to more than 2,000 AFSCME members about unfair labor practices and the need for unions. Organized NAACP Lobby Day to address issues such as police reform, education, healthcare and creation of jobs.

I organized Annual MLK Unity March and Program. Over one hundred and twenty people braced the subzero temperatures to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) students for making the march successful! The annual celebration was not only to honor the legendary civil rights leader, but to keep his dream alive for future generations. I’m urging people to get up, get into it and get involved in our community to fight for positive social change.

The NAACP released a ground breaking report “Born Suspect,” and opened a renewed dialogue about racial profiling by law enforcement agencies across the U.S. This conversation includes a call to action for NAACP members to work toward ending this ineffective policing practice across the country.

Members of the Springfield Branch NAACP attend School Board and City Council meetings. We continue to speak out against the lack of minority hiring, and pollution from the Pillsbury Plant. Public participation is critical in ensuring that decisions affecting human health consider environmental justice. Springfield NAACP Hosted a Town hall meeting and restated the need for body cameras. Branch Officers attended meetings regarding the findings from the historical dig as it related to the NAACP. The NAACP is calling for complete excavation, preservation and respectful preservation of the 1908 Race Riot historical dig site located near the 10th and Carpenter Street Railroad relocation project. This year our Branch hosted several Candidates’ Forums and a Veterans Workshop.

The NAACP released a ground breaking report “Born Suspect,” and opened a renewed dialogue about racial profiling by law enforcement agencies across the U.S. This conversation includes a call to action for NAACP members to work toward ending this ineffective policing practice across the country.

The NAACP is not only about Black people but All people. Diversity is very important to all of us as we move forward! I would like to invite local residents to get involved with the NAACP and to attend City Council meetings and school board meetings to have your voices heard. Everyone can serve and the time for serving is right now. We have to begin to make Springfield’s future.

We know that the shooting of unarmed Black people in the U.S. continues to be a problem. When it comes to dealing with racism, we still have a long way to go to rid it from our country. Today’s youth often see discrimination by police against black men and women. We have to encourage our youth by listening to their concerns and continue to expose them to positive things. The liberties in which we hold as citizens, must be demonstrated to the Veterans for their sacrifice to our great country. Remember, anything worth having is worth fighting for. Please continue to support the Springfield Branch NAACP thru your financial contributions.

Teresa Haley, President