May 17, 2013
Awarding Ceremony for the Claudia Pickeral
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and
May 14, 2013
NAACP Representatives to attend the DECA (Diversity Equity Advisory Council Meeting)
Community Awareness Program -
St. Mary's County NAACP and Great Mills High
School are Sponsoring a Big Information Night to
learn about Graduation Opportunities ...
April 6, April 13, May 11, May 18, 2013
Financial Literacy Workshops -
Workshop #1, #2, #3 & #4: Protecting Yourself
Financially; Budgeting and Taking the
Myth Out of Becoming Debt Free; Financial
Strategies for Today's Woman; and, Are You Ready ...
February 14, 2013
Remembrance of our Former 1st Vice President"
Augustus "Tayman" Tyer
(1959 - 2013): Julian Augustus "Tayman"
Tyer, 53 of Leonardtown, Maryland, passed away
on February 14, 2013. Julian was born in ...
February 23, 2013
Tubman Live! Travel back in
time and meet Harriet Tubman, portrayed by Joyce
Harris. Hear Michael Eley sing historical Black
Spirituals and recount their hidden messages.
FCome one come all to this Black ...
Program sponsored by the St. Mary's County
February 16, 2013
Southern Maryland College/Career Diversity Fair
- Representatives from Historically Black
Colleges and Universities and local institutions
will be present to recruit students from the
tri-county area. NAACP workshops ...
February 9, 2013
Pre-Valentine’s Day Cabaret (MIXX Reunion)
- Fran & Steve Hawkins will host a night of
nostalgia and open up the Mixx Lounge & Grill
again for old times sake. Music by “Shorty” the
DJ who kept the place jumping ...
February 7, 2013
“The African American Heritage of Southern
Maryland” - Presented by: The African American
Heritage Society of Charles County, The Calvert
County Historical Society, The Calvert County
NAACP, The Concerned ...
February 5, 2013
Annual Black History Month Proclamation - UCAC
and the NAACP will be receiving the annual Black
History Month Proclamation from the County
Commissioner. This event will take place at the
It will be at the County ...
Pre-American Education Week
Celebration Annual Meet & Greet for Minority
October 13, 2012
2012 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
"The Power of One Vote" ...
October 3, 2012
Election Nominations ...
Lunch and Dinner Fundraiser for Leah's House &
For Kathy's Sake - Enjoy a delicious meal while
helping support a great cause!
Back to School Jam - School Supplies Giveaway
... Read More
Men Aiming Higher Job Fair
... Read More
FREE Help to Avoid Foreclosure
Southern Maryland Job Fair - Business 2 Business
- June 5, 2012 - 9 am to 4 pm
... Read More
May 11, 2012
2012 Claudia Pickeral Memorial Scholarships -
President Wayne Scriber and Mrs. Delores Wilson,
Chair of the Membership Committee, presented the
awards to the recipients at the BECA Award
... Read More
April 26, 2012
Up for 2013: “What Does It Take to Graduate From
High School”? The St. Mary’s
County Branch of the NAACP is working with Great
Mills High School’s Principal, Jake Heibel, on
increasing graduation rates. ...
March 31, 2012
Community Outreach Program - Promoting Student Achievement
“Curriculum Matters” Did you know that
resources are available to learn African
American history in the St. Mary’s County Public
March 14, 2012
Mary’s County Board of Education Meeting - As a follow up
to a recent letter from Dr. Martirano in
response to the racial incident at Leonardtown
High School, it's imperative that the community
March 13, 2012
School Board Candidate Forum - St. Mary’s County
Sponsored by Center for the Study of Democracy
& NAACP St. Mary’s County. For over ten
years the Center for the Study of Democracy has
March 5, 2012
March 5th, the U.S. Marshals Service will be
holding an Open Enrollment for qualified
individuals to take the Deputy U.S. Marshal
Exam. This is the first exam offered to the
general public since 2001! ...
February 18, 2012
children, grand children, relatives and friends
to the Lexington Park Library during African
American History Month to hear Story Teller
Walter Jones portray Frederick Douglas. Douglas
was an American social reformer, orator, writer
and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he
became a leader of the ...
January 16, 2012
NAACP Holds Community Conversation on
the Achievement Gap in St. Mary’s County Public
Community conversation begins immediately
8th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King,
Jr. Prayer Breakfast ...
December 10, 2011
come out and enjoy
Doo Wop, Motown and Holiday music performed by
HERB REED &
THE PLATTERS. This special group has numerous
hits including "Only You," "The Great
Pretender," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "My
Prayer," "Harbor Lights," "Unchained Melody" and
more. ... Read More
November 30, 2011
You Are Invited to Join the St. Mary’s County
Branch, NAACP In Speaking Out for Student
Success (SOSS). We are Holding a Round Table
Discussion to Hear From You!
October 26, 2011
County Board of Education Meeting Public Forum Session. Join the St.
Mary’s County Branch, NAACP in Speaking Out
for Student Success (SOSS) to Eliminate the
Achievement Gap ...
October 15, 2011
Annual Freedom Fund Banquet - "The time is
Now: Stand and Protect Your Future" ...
October 8, 2011
You Are Invited to Join the St. Mary's County
In Speaking Out for Student Success (SOSS)
... Read More
October 6, 2011
Nuclear Safety at Calvert Cliffs:
Review of Issues Arising from the Japanese
Accident - Free Public Education Forum ...
30 & October 1, 2011
Yard Sale to benefit Leah
Health Coalition sponsoring
August 28, 2011
CASINO BUS TRIP
- Harrington Raceway Casino ...
at the College of Southern Maryland’s
Twilight Performance Series on the Leonardtown
Campus Great Lawn: Featuring Fitzmaurice on
Tuesday, July 12; Adrian Duke's Jazztet on
Tuesday, July 19 and Another Level on Tuesday,
July 26 ...
June 26, 2011
Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing
Company in presenting Avis Robinson as part of
the 2011 Speaker Series at Sotterley. Her
presentation entitled, “Please Remember Me –
Slavery to Emancipation” will be held ...
June 21-25, 2011
The fourth annual Fourth Annual Summer Encore
Chorale Institute will be held at St. Mary’s
College of Maryland from June 21-25 for adults
aged 55 and older of all singing levels. The
institute will offer choral rehearsals
... Read More
May 28, 2011
MARY'S NAACP's SPRING FLING
"Partying With A Purpose"
for the Advancement of Colored People - 'OLDIES
BUT GOODIES' - Saturday, May
28, 2011 -
8 pm - 1 am ...
May 21, 2011
Tea - Sponsored by
Bethesda United Methodist Church Women in
Rev. Irvin E. Beverly, Pastor ...
April 29, 2011
As the Year of
Twain, commemorating the 100th anniversary of
Mark Twain’s death, comes to a close, actor,
producer, and Emmy-winning comedy writer Larry
Wilmore will visit St. Mary’s College of
Maryland as this year’s final Twain lecturer.
April 27, 2011
Please join the
NAACP at their monthly branch meeting. Hear
at the College of Southern Maryland staff and Ellen
Flowers Fields, Director of Regional Economic
Development, Tri-County Council for Southern
Maryland, present their programs. Learn about
the resources that are available to help
citizens of the tri-county area ...
April 18, 2011
College Tops Green Power Challenge: No. 1
in EPA’s CAC Purchase of Green Power Energy -
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
announced today that St. Mary’s College of
Maryland is the ...
April 14, 2011
Gwen Ifill to Explain What Is Really Going On in
Washington - Bradlee Lecture
Examines Politics, Policy, and Reality -
week, Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor
of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent
for “The (PBS) NewsHour,” brings award-winning
journalists together to analyze the major news
coming from the nation’s capital. Who better to
give us the real scoop? Ifill will give us her
St. Mary's Branch of the NAACP Presents
Community Awareness Night -
“What Does It Take to Graduate from High
School?” Please come out and join the NAACP at
their monthly branch meeting and Community
Awareness Night. Hear Great Mills High School
staff and local community representatives ...
Enrollment for the 2011 Citizens Academy -
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron announces
open enrollment for the 2011 Citizens Academy.
The academy is designed to give an inside ...
February 13, 2011
Black History Month Program
2:00 pm at the
Lexington Park Library. Janice Green,
story Teller, tentatively will present
Passage to Freedom or Women of Freedom.
Sponsored by the
Lexington Park Library,
Opera to be Performed at St. Mary’s -
St. Mary’s College
of Maryland voice students will perform the
one-act opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors”
twice on January 22nd. The popular American
opera ... Read More
January 22, 2011
Facing Fences Exhibit at the Boyden Gallery -
special reception sponsored by
St. Mary's College of Maryland for the
community to view the ……
Facing Fences - Southern Maryland Exhibit
... Read More
7th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King,
Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Gospel Choir and Youth Choir to Perform -
community breakfast, speakers, music,
celebrating the life and work of Martin
Luther King, Jr. A full breakfast will be
served, starting at 7 a.m. and the program
begins at 8:15 a.m. Tickets are ...
December 2010 thru March
WARM: Wrapping Arms 'Round Many Program - WARM is a
sheltering program of the faith community in St.
Mary’s County, Maryland. Its purpose is to
provide a warm, dry, and safe place for men,
women, and children to sleep during the cold
weather months of November through March.
NAACP St. Mary's County Branch #7025 -
Please note the following General Membership
meetings of the NAACP St. Mary’s County Branch
#7025 for the purpose of election of officers
and at-large members of the executive committee....
in Youth; Securing our Future" -
The St. Mary's
County Branch of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
cordially invites you to join us ...
October 18, 2010 & October 25,
local contested offices will answer the public’s
questions at two forums October 18 and 25 in the
Leonardtown High School auditorium. The first
forum will be for candidates for state senator,
state delegates of Districts 29A, 29B, and 29C,
state’s attorney, and Board of Education. The
second forum will be for ...
Sept. 28, 2010
Please come out
and join Great Mills High School Staff as we
team up with our local Fire Department, Police
Department, and the Spring Valley Community to
host the first Community Resource Night.
Sept. 23, 2010
You are invited to lunch between 11 a.m. and
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the St. Mary’s
College of Maryland dining hall where all the
food will come from local sources, with most
coming from St. Mary’s County.
A public forum for candidates seeking party
nominations in Maryland’s 5th Congressional
District for the seat currently held by Steny
Hoyer will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
September 7, at Auerbach Auditorium in St.
Mary’s Hall at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
August 23, 2010
A Candidates' Forum
featuring contested offices in the 2010 Primary
Election will be held on Monday evening, August
23, at the Lexington Park Library. All local
candidates, including those unopposed in the
primary election, are invited to “meet and
greet” the public and to offer campaign
literature in the lobby of the library beginning
at 6:00 p.m. The forum will begin at 6:30.
August 9, 2010
Mediation Training - The
Community Mediator Centers of Southern Maryland
are looking for a few good volunteers!
Learn to be a mediator and make a difference in
July 28, 2010
Joseph Urgo, President of St. Mary's
to speak at July 28th NAACP Meeting
- The Wednesday
July 28th meeting of the St. Mary's County
Branch of the NAACP will host President Joseph
Urgo of St. Mary's College. Come hear him speak
at the SMECO Building in Leonardtown at 6:30
May 27, 2010
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM)
River Concert Series is right around the
corner! The 12th year of the weekly world-class
music celebration begins Friday, June 18, and
continues every Friday through July 30. Enjoy
outstanding music and delicious food from local
May 26, 2010
professor of theater and dance at St. Mary’s
College of Maryland (SMCM), received a 2010
Historic Preservation Service Award for her
documentary “With All Deliberate Speed: One High
School’s Story.” The documentary, about the
desegregation of Great Mills High School in
Southern Maryland, was written, directed, and
produced by Taylor and edited by David Taylor
and Bryan Tosh at Phocus Video.
May 19, 2010
The St. Mary’s College
of Maryland Board of Trustees voted to appoint
Molly Mahoney Matthews as new Chair effective
October 8, 2010. The Board also announced three
additional officers: Benjamin Bradlee, Vice
Chair; John Wobensmith ’93, treasurer; and
Lawrence “Larry” E. Leak, Ph.D. ’76, secretary.
Current Board of Trustees Chair James P. Muldoon
will remain on the Board.
May 18, 2010
Photo Exhibition Captures the Weather -
Photographers have always been inspired by
the earth’s relationship to the atmosphere:
Storm clouds in a dark sky, the burnt orange
halo around the sun, and of course eye-popping
rainbows. This summer, St. Mary’s College of
Maryland will hold a juried exhibition ...
April 30, 2010
Annual Encore Chorale Seniors Camp Comes to SMCM
- St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) is preparing to host the third
annual Encore Chorale Seniors Camp. The camp
will be held from June 15-19 and will offer
choral rehearsals, voice classes, and
professional recitals. Adults 55 years of age
and older of all singing levels are encouraged
to participate. Registration is available for
four more weeks.
Discover the New
NAACP INTERACTIVE TIMELINE -
we are proud to unveil our new NAACP Interactive
Historical Timeline, which provides a dynamic
look at our history as an organization and our
role in the civil rights movement. The Timeline,
generously funded through a grant from the
Verizon Foundation, is the only online resource
of its kind, with archives of photos, video and
film clips to bring history alive.
Clifton, former St. Mary’s College of Maryland
professor of humanities and Maryland poet
laureate, died unexpectedly, Saturday, February
13, from a bacterial infection. Among many
awards over her life, the poet, who was 73,
received the National Book Award in poetry in
2000 for her collection of poems, Blessing the
Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000 (BOA
Editions). She received an Emmy and was the only
poet to have won two Pulitzer nominations.
Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr.
Prayer Breakfast - This year’s
prayer breakfast features William Yoast, a high
school football coach whose story was part of
the 2000 blockbuster hit, “Remember the Titans,”
starring Denzel Washington. Yoast, who is white,
served as assistant coach alongside head coach
Herman Boone, who is black, in the early 1970s
when T.C. Williams High School was first
Nominations Sought for First Annual MLK Jr.
“Realizing the Dream” Awards Presented Jan. 18
St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) is
accepting nominations for the first Martin
Luther King, Jr. "Realizing the Dream" awards.
The awards will honor four St. Mary’s County
residents who embody exemplary character as
described in King's “I Have a Dream” speech, and
who have made significant contributions to their
Nov. 15, 2009
Concert: From the
Planets to the Plains includes
Orchestral Suite and Folk Songs -
The St. Mary’s College Orchestra looks to the
heavens and the American prairies for its music
choices for a concert conducted by music
director Jeffrey Silberschlag, the free public
concert will include British composer Gustav
Holst’s The Planets, an orchestral suite
inspired by Holst’s fascination with astrology;
and Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid, which
incorporates folk songs as it follows the life
of the famous outlaw.
The 2009 Survey of Highway Safety Issues
support from the Maryland Department of
Transportation's State Highway Administration
and the Maryland Highway Safety Office, the
Department of Public and Community Health of The
University of Maryland has developed the
“Monitoring the Future of Maryland: A Survey of
Highway Safety Issues.” The purpose of this
survey is to collect public opinions on Maryland
traffic issues such as traffic concerns, drunken
driving problems, knowledge of traffic safety
October 24, 2009
Freedom Fund Gala
(Photos) - the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People St. Mary's County
Branch celebrated its Annual Freedom Fund Gala
at the J.T. Daugherty Conference Center in
Lexington Park. With more than 140 guests in
attendance this event raise over $5,000 in
donations and sponsorships.
October 24, 2009
NAACP: 100 Years -
Bold Dreams, Big Victories (Event Flyer) -
St. Mary's County Branch of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) cordially invites you to join us
at our 2009 Freedom Fund Gala Commemorating the
100th Anniversary of the NAACP. Read More
and Poet E. Ethelbert Miller to Read from his Work
as Part of VOICES Reading Series at SMCM -
Poet, author, and literary activist, E.
Ethelbert Miller will read from his work at the
next St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM)
annual VOICES Reading series at 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 15, 2009, at the
Daugherty-Palmer Commons. Often heard on
National Public Radio, Miller is chair for the
Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive
think tank in Washington, D.C. Since 1974,
Miller has also been the director of the African
American Resource Center at Howard University.
The reading is free and open to the public.
September 28, 2009
the Shouts: A Discussion of Health Reform in
America” - Panel of Policy Experts Answers
Press Release #09-183
(St. Mary’s City, MD) — Everyone − from Congress
to drug and insurance companies to providers and
patients − has an opinion on health care reform.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) will bring
together a panel of policy experts to offer
their take on the heated debate and answer
community questions. “Beyond the Shouts: A
Discussion of Health Reform in America” will
begin at 6 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2009, at
Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the college campus.
"At some point, we need to stop shouting and
start talking, start listening,” said Todd
Eberly, assistant political science professor
and coordinator of Public Policy Studies.
“Health reform will affect every American; we
all have a stake in this debate."
July 23, 2009
State NAACP Harnesses Cell Phone Power to
Launch New High Tech "Rapid Responder System" to
Help Citizen's Report Police Misconduct [Read
June 1, 2009
St. Mary’s College of
Maryland professor Merideth Taylor has produced
a documentary film on the desegregation of Great
Mills High School that will premiere in the high
school’s auditorium on June 18 at 7p.m. “With
All Deliberate Speed: One High School’s Story,”
will run about one hour and give voice to those
who experienced the desegregation process at
Great Mills High School between 1958 and 1972.
March 23, 2009
Dr. James A.
April 15, 1911 - March 23, 2009
Forrest was a charter member of the St. Mary's
County Branch of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He
was active in his home parish, St. Aloysius
Gonzaga Catholic Church, Leonardtown, Maryland,
as a Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council
Education Committee and a member of the St.
Vincent DePaul Society and the Knights of St.
Jerome. A widely respected figure in Southern
Maryland for the better part of a century, Dr.
Forrest not only worked for the good of the
African-American community but for peaceful
relations and better understanding between the
black and white communities.
was through his children that his involvement
with schools and education became a passion in
his life. He was a member of the Cardinal
Gibbons Institute Foundation Board. He played a
key role in the desegregation of St. Mary's
County public schools in the mid-60s. Because of
his role in the constitutional action, he was
appointed by then-governor, Marvin Mandel, to
the St. Mary's County Board of Education and
later became the first African-American to serve
as its president. Under his leadership, several
new high schools, middle and elementary schools
were constructed including the Career and
Technology Center which now bears his name (Dr.
James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center).
For many years, he anonymously gave scholarships
to African-American youth in St. Mary's County.
James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
Photo courtesy of St. Mary's County Schools
March 10, 2009
Former President of NAACP and Maryland
Congressman Kweise Mfume to Deliver Lecture
Maryland Congressman and president of the NAACP
Kweise Mfume will deliver the annual Carter G.
Woodson Lecture on March 10 at St. Mary's
College of Maryland (SMCM). The talk, titled
"Racism, Sexism and
Anti-Semitism (Old Wine in New Bottles)."
January 28, 2009
St. Mary’s County NAACP receives U. S.
Congress and U. S. Senate Concurrent Resolution
honoring NAACP's 100th Anniversary
November 19, 2008
Wayne Scriber Chosen President
November 19 - In a decisive vote (23-15), local
members elected retired Maryland trooper Wayne
Scriber to head the St. Mary's County Branch of
the NAACP. Scriber will be sworn into office in
January and his two-year term will expire
July 8, 2008
Governor Signs Expanded Medical Coverage Bill
O'Mally signed into law Senate Bill 6 Working
Families and Small Business Health Coverage Act,
which expands Medical Assistance eligibility to
parents with dependent children and other
families caring for children with incomes up to
116% of the Federal Poverty Level or about
$20,500 annually for a family of three.
Read the publication
February 27, 2008
Sheriff and NAACP Sign Memorandum of
Tim Cameron and St. Mary's NAACP President
William "Nace" Bowman sign the Memorandum of
Understanding while Tim Johnson of the
Department of Justice Community Relations
Services looks on.
In an effort to build a legacy of mutual
cooperation and concern, the St. Mary's County
NAACP and the St. Mary's County Sheriff Office
enter into this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Read the Entire MOU
September 1, 2006
BRANCH MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN BLUE RIBBON TASK
goal is the "elimination the achievement gap"
according to new Superintendent of Public
Schools, Dr. Michael Martirano. "Not the closing
of the gap -- but the elimination."
April 5, 2006
NAACP Wins Heritage Recognitions
St. Mary's County Board of Education in
collaboration with the local Branch of the NAACP
held a dedication ceremony in order to recognize
significant contributions made by African
Americans to the public schools.