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Teresa Haley NAACP State President Speaks about
Civil Rights in Illinois

Springfield Branch NAACP
96th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Banquet
Hats Off To Our Legacy!
"Honnoring Our Local Black History Makers"

President Haley and Illinois State Police Officers President Haley and Honoree Judy Johnson Springfield NAACP Newest Life Time Members President Haley and President's Award Honoree James Bass President Haley Honorees President Haley and Richard Marks Ameren Illinois President Haley and Ms. Daniels Springfield Muslim Association Members Springfield District 186 High Schools Award Winners Springfield District 186 High School Award Winner and Family Springfield District 186 High School Award Winners Springfield 
District 186 High School Award Winners Banquet Photo Legacy Honorees District 186 High School Student Award Winners District 186 High School Student Award Winners President Haley and High School Student Award Winners President Haley and High School Student Award Winners President Haley and High School Student Award Winners President Haley and High School Student Award Winners President Haley Presents Award to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority




General Membership Meetings Dates

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

June 6th

Zion Missionary Baptist Church
1601 East Laurel St.

Teresa Haley & Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen

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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.


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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

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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

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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.

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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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Welcome to the 96th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Banquet. It is an honor to serve as your local & State President. Our Theme for this year is Hat’s Off To Our Legacy! “Honoring Our Local Black History Makers”

Congratulations to all our honorees. Thank you to all the members of the NAACP and the Springfield community for your continued support. Each year appears to be more productive for the members of the NAACP. We hosted several Town Hall meetings and candidates’ forums to educate our community on making wise decisions on Election Day. We have built better community relationship with a diverse group of people. The NAACP demanded that the Department of Justice conduct both a civil and criminal investigation in the LaQuan McDonald police involved shooting.

Our Springfield NAACP members worked with the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons State of Illinois, and members the Fraternity and Sororities to Get out the Vote and provide rides to the polls on Election Day. The NAACP and the American Red Cross continues to work together! Disasters don’t discriminate and neither should WE!

It feels great to bring the NAACP leadership back to Springfield where it all started. The theme under my leadership is “One Illinois, One NAACP.” Several times I was interviewed as spokesperson for the NAACP to discuss issues facing the black community by the media. The Springfield Branch received the 2nd Place Membership Trophy at the 2015 and 2016 IL NAACP State Convention.

During the State Convention, I presented a workshop titled “Let’s Talk” an open dialogue between NAACP members and Police Chiefs around the state. The goal was to break down the barriers between the black community and law enforcement.

As President, I was honored to receive the 2017 Outstanding Commitment in Community Service Award from Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs on February 8, 2017. At the 107th NAACP National Convention in July 2016 I received the “Dr. Ben Hooks, Keeper of the Flame” Labor Award. Springfield Branch hosted organized the Annual NAACP legislative mobilization in Springfield to address issues such as police reform, education, healthcare and creation of jobs.

For more than 25 years I worked with many of you to organize the Annual MLK Unity March and Program in Springfield.

This year more than 175 people participated to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Millennials served on the panel and answered the tough questions about Race Relations in America Today.

Thank you University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) students for making the march successful!

This year we acknowledged the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

However, many of us felt that we had nothing to celebrate.

Under this new administration, Civil Rights that our parents and grandparents fought for are under attack. Our civil rights in the U.S. have been rolled back and this should serve as a wakeup call for those who sit on the side line and do nothing.

Lastly, I would like to thank you, our families, friends and supporters, both individual and corporate for your support of this endeavor. The proceeds from today’s banquet will help provide scholarships for our young folks and it will also benefit the NAACP Back-To-School/Stay-In-School program.

Please continue to support the Springfield Branch NAACP with your service and financial contributions.

Teresa Haley, President