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
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-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2017

Minutes from 2017 St Mary's County NAACP General Meetings

March 25, 2017
Banneker High School Class of 1958 Annual Dance ... Click for more info

February 25, 2017
Delicados Women’s Wellness Day – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital ... Click for more info

February 23, 2017
St. Mary’s County NAACP Branch Meeting - Topic-“ School Climate and Discipline ... Click for more info  Solutions”

February 18, 2017
Come Together (Black History Month Program) - Join us to learn about African culture ... Click for more info

February 17, 2017
5th Annual College & Career Fair - In honor of African American History Month ... Click for more info

February 11, 2017
Community Wellness Day - Health Committee Display – Supporting the Campaign to Build a ... Click for more info

February 9, 2017
Her Mission's Relevance For Today: Remembering Agnes Kane Callum ... Click for more info

February 2017
St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP African American History Month
Theme: "The Crisis in Black Education" ... Click for more info

January 26, 2017
St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Monthly Meeting - Dr. Janice Walthour, newly elected president said that “Education is a top priority of NAACP, and we are focusing on the goals set by ... Click for more info

January 25, 2017
If you don’t have time to bring your child to day-time story times at the Lexington Park library, bring them to our evening story time. Library staff and St. Mary’s County Reads volunteers ... Click for more info

2016

Minutes from 2016 St Mary's County NAACP General Meetings

December 31, 2016
2016: A Year in Review -
 ... Click for more info

December 16, 2016
Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers - St. Mary’s County Branch #7025 ... Click for more info

October 27- November 3, 2016: Early Voting; November 8, 2016: General Election Day
NAACP Urging “Souls to the Polls” October 30th for Early Voting!
... Click for more info

October 27, 2016
Monthly Branch Meeting
- Notification of Nominations and Elections ... Click for more info

October 8, 2016
FREEDOM FUND GALA - 70th Anniversary - “Persevering Through it All” ... Click for more info

August 13, 2016
All Inclusive Fundraiser Trip -
Crab Feast Concert Bus Express to “Martins” in Baltimore - All you can eat crabs, Open bar, Fried Fish, BBQ Chicken and more ... Click for more info

August 1, 2016
Christian Concert on the Wharf - Churches are uniting for the sole purpose of praising God. You will not leave the same way you came!  ... Click for more info

June 18, 2016
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uneteenth African American Heritage Celebration - The Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, in partnership with our sponsors, proudly presents our 13th Annual Juneteenth Heritage ... Click for more info

May 28, 2016
Come & Support: The Building of a Youth/Community Center in Lexington Park - Entertainment: Reggie Rice Comedy Illusionist and Spring Ridge Rhythm Club ... Click for more info

May 26, 2016
NAACP on the Move - Monthly Branch meeting
- Guest Speaker: Michael Blackwell - Newly appointed director of St. Mary’s County Public Libraries - Come meet Mr. Blackwell and find out about ... Click for more info

May 21, 2016
Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser - Come have a hand-cut steak and fall-off-the-bone ribs while helping the NAACP raise money at Texas Roadhouse of course! ... Click for more info

May 18, 2016
BECA Scholarship Awards - NAACP Claudia Pickeral Scholarship to be awarded ... Click for more info

April 28, 2016
Branch Meeting/Membership Drive ... Click for more info

April 17, 2016
Wine & Design Fundraiser “Paint Party” - Paint it Forward ... Click for more info

March 31, 2016
Voter Education Forum: Souls to the Polls Kick Off! The St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP will sponsor its first “Souls to the Polls” Voter Education Forum on March 31, 2016 at the monthly ... Click for more info

March 12, 2016
Unity Breakfast Community Outreach for Souls to the Polls (Election 2016) ... Click for more info

February 27, 2016
Dreaming the Best - Black History Month Puppet Show ... Click for more info

February 18, 2016
4th Annual Southern Maryland College & Career Fair ... Click for more info

February
St Mary's County Branch NAACP Supports NAVAIR African American History Month Event ... Click for more info

2015

Minutes from 2015 St Mary's County NAACP General Meetings

December 18, 2015
NAACP Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
- Guest Speaker: Mr. J. Scott Smith: Superintendent - St. Mary’s County Public Schools ... Click for photos and more info

November 14, 2014
Meet & Greet SMCPS Minority Educators
- 1 pm – 3 pm - U.S. Colored Troops Memorial Monument Interpretive Center - J.G. Lancaster Park - Sponsors: NAACP, Minority Affairs Committee, EASMC, UCAC and MOC
(This also serves as the NAACP November General Meeting)

October 29, 2015
NAACP General Meeting - 6:30 pm - Location: Lexington Park Library - Topic: Voting Rights: Who Can Vote?

October 23-24, 2015
MD State Conference NAACP Convention

October 17, 2015
St. Mary's County NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
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"Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice" - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Melayne Smith ... Click for more info

September 24, 2015
NAACP General Meeting

Topic: Community Engagement: Update on the Youth/Community Center Campaign - "GET INVOLVED" - All community organizations and churches invited to take action. ... Click for more info

September 17, 2015
Early Childhood Advocacy -“St. Mary’s County Reads” -
Volunteer Meeting - Volunteers Needed - 5:30 pm -
Location: Lexington Park Library, Room A - Sponsors: NAACP, Library, DSS, Southern Maryland Youth Ministry

July thru September 30, 2015
Neighborhood Canvassing - Lexington Park Area - Volunteers Needed

August 27, 2015
NAACP General Meeting - Join in the conversation as we will discuss the need for a community/youth center and other issues that may be of concern that impact our youth.  Please come and/or send ... Click for more info

July 30, 2015
NAACP General Meeting - Topic: Transforming Conflict into Conversation; Speaker: Ms. Elaine Phillips, Community Mediation of St. Mary's County

June 27, 2015
Charleston Peace/Prayer Vigil - Charles County Branch of the NAACP will be holding a CHARLESTON PEACE/PRAYER VIGIL - "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there ... Click for more info

June 25, 2015
Jobs Fair - How are Jobs Impacted by Who Occupies Public Office? Join Us to Discuss these Issues & More
... Click for more info

June 20, 2015
12th Annual Juneteenth
- African American Heritage Festival celebrating the emancipation of slavery in the United States. Supported by the county government, local businesses, organizations and ... Click for more info

May 30, 2015
Literary Café and Jazz Brunch -
Join TCMDAC as we have an afternoon of Good Food, Jazz, Spoken Word and Local Literary Book Authors!  Our 2015 Scholarship Winners will be presented! ... Click for more info

May 28, 2015
Chapter Meeting - St. Mary's County NAACP Game Changer Night for Economic Sustainability ... Click for more info

Inside of Me by Zenobia Dyson - Book ReleaseMay 9, 2015
"Inside of Me" Book Release by Zenobia "Euphonious7" Dyson: 12 pm - 4pm: St. Mary's County Library, Meeting Room, Leonardtown, MD 20650

April 30, 2015
Monthly Branch Meeting  -
“Know Your Civil Rights” Joshua Brewster, civil right lawyer and chairperson of the St. Mary’s County Human Relations Commission. Mr. Brewster will give an overview of the ... Click for more info

March 25 - 26, 2015
Monthly Meeting On the Move -
Theme: “Gender Goes to Jail”: how gender, class, and race affect who goes to prison- The number of women in prison increased 646% between 1980 and 2010—nearly ... Click for more info

March 10, 2015
County Commissioners Public Forum
- NAACP will “speak out” about community concerns of social justice and poverty. These forums are designed to hear from citizens. Our voices need to be heard ... Click for more info

March 7, 2015
Black History/Women’s History Month Celebration Fundraiser – Theme: I Know Where I’ve Been (Gospel singing, poetry, dinner and more) ... Click for more info

February 28, 2015
The St. Mary’s Delicados, Inc. and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital will present a FREE Wellness Program. Maryland Health screenings. Continental breakfast and lunch. Featured programs on domestic ... Click for more info

February 22, 2015
St. Mary’s County Black History Coalition- sponsors of the Dinah K. Scholarship Fund will hold its Black History Month Celebration - Dinner and Guest Speaker ... Click for more info

February 20, 2015
HBCU Homecoming College & Career Fair -
In honor of African American History Month, celebrate education and honor the history and legacy of historically black colleges & Universities (HBCU). Calling all ... Click for more info

February 20, 2015
Networking Social Eat & Chat -
Come celebrate and mingle with colleagues at our Networking Social Eat and Chat being held prior to the HBCU Homecoming College & Career Fair ... Click for more info

February 7, 2015
Rosa Parks: Black History Month -
Story Teller and Griot, Janice Curtis Greene will portray Rosa Parks ... Click for more info

February 3, 2015
Commissioners Mark African American History Month – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County officially kicked off African American History Month with a formal proclamation ceremony at the start of their ... Click for more info

January 30, 2015
Selma ’65 - On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting Rights Movement, Bloody Sunday, and the Voting Rights Act, “Selma ’65,” a new solo play from award-winning playwright Catherine ... Click for more info

January 29, 2015
Monthly Meeting - Strategic Plan Update - will include information on Public Safety and Criminal Justice an update on the Town Hall Meeting held on 9/25/2014 hosted by the St. Mary’s County Human Relations ... Click for more info

January 19, 2015
11th Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Breakfast - St Mary's College of Maryland ... Click for more info

January 12, 2015
NAACP Focus Meeting
- Join us to discuss issues of civil rights and social justice and take action to improve our community. e.g. Jobs, education, health, public safety and criminal justice, voting rights ... Click for more info

January 7, 2015
St. Mary’s County Reads Information & Orientation Meeting - St. Mary’s County Reads is a collaborative program with St. Mary’s County NAACP, Southern Maryland Youth Ministries, the Department ... Click for more info

2014

Minutes from 2014 St Mary's County NAACP General Meetings
2014 Annual Report PowerPoint Presentation

December 9, 2014
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Renovated "Flat Tops" House - The work is complete and it’s time to cut the ribbon on recent improvements at the former “Flat Tops” House at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of work at the ... Click for more info

November 16, 2014
St. Mary's County Branch, NAACP Annual American Education Week Celebration: There will be an opportunity to “Eat and Chat” with Dr. Jordan and she will share her views on education, diversity in staffing ... Click for more info

May 2, 2014
Contributors to the Spring 2014 Connections Literary Magazine will read and discuss their published works.  
... Click for more info

February 28; March 2; April 4, 2014
CSM Literary Series - Authors: Wayne Karlin, Robert & Patience Mason, and Teresa Mei Chuc will be discussing their work"   ... Click for more info

2013

Minutes from 2013 St Mary's County NAACP General Meetings

November 13, 2013
A Community Dialogue on Practicing Democracy: What Does "Liberty & Justice for All" Mean to Me?
... Click for more info

October 19, 2013
St. Mary's County NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet ... Click for more info

September 23, 2013
Faces of Our Children will hold its first Golf Tournament to raise funds to continue the fight against sickle cell disease. Join us and sport celebrities on the beautiful greens of the Montgomery ... Click for more info

September 7, 2013
Keepin' it REAL Youth Rally: Reaching Our Youth Through God's Word - Click for more info

August 29, 2013
lla Mae Russell, director, Social Services and Kerry Miciotto, Lexington Park team leader will give information about services available to citizens to assist with programs such as the Purchase of Care Voucher ... Click for more info

July 31, 2013
The Law and You - Learn about St. Mary's County Neighborhood Watch programs and recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that impact your civil rights ... Click for more info

June 26, 2013
Education Committee meeting with the Superintendent of St. Mary's County Public Schools

June 15, 2013
3rd ANNUAL JUNETEENTH MEMORIAL FESTIVAL 5K RUN / WALK to support the mission of the Unified Committee for African-American Contributions - Saturday, June 15, 2013; Race Start: 8 am; Lancaster Park, 21550 Willows Road Lexington Park, Maryland ... Click for more info

June 15, 2013
Juneteenth Celebration - Time: noon - 8 pm; Place: Freedom Park, Lexington Park; Job Mobile and Job Fair will be participating ... Click for more info

May 25, 2013
The War of 1812: “The Choice – Risking Your Life For Freedom”  -
The story of Sotterley Plantation during the War of 1812 is a human story. There were no great skirmishes, naval battles or ... Read More

May 17, 2013
Awarding Ceremony for the Claudia Pickeral Scholarship
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center

May 14, 2013
NAACP Representatives to attend the DECA (Diversity Equity Advisory Council Meeting)

April 25,2013
Community Awareness Program - St. Mary's County NAACP and Great Mills High School are Sponsoring a Big Information Night to learn about Graduation Opportunities  ... Read More

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  ... Read More

February 14, 2013
"In Remembrance of our Former 1st Vice President" - Julian Augustus "Tayman" Tyer (1959 - 2013): Julian Augustus "Tayman" Tyer, 53 of Leonardtown, Maryland, passed away on February 14, 2013. Julian was born in ... Read More

February 23, 2013
Harriet 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 ... Read More Program sponsored by the St. Mary's County Libraries and

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

2012

November 3, 2012
Pre-American Education Week Celebration Annual Meet & Greet for Minority Staff ...
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October 13, 2012
2012 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet "The Power of One Vote" ... Read More

October 3, 2012
Election Nominations ... Read More

September 14, 2012
Lunch and Dinner Fundraiser for Leah's House & For Kathy's Sake - Enjoy a delicious meal while helping support a great cause! ... Read More

August 19, 2012
Back to School Jam - School Supplies Giveaway ... Read More

August 16, 2012
Men Aiming Higher Job Fair ... Read More

August 8, 2012
FREE Help to Avoid Foreclosure ... Read More

June 5, 2012
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 Ceremony ... Read More

April 26, 2012
Gearing 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. ... Read More

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 Schools ... Read More

March 14, 2012
St. 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 have ... Read More

March 13, 2012
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 been ... Read More

March 5, 2012
On 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! ... Read More

February 18, 2012
Bring your 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 ... Read More

January 16, 2012
NAACP Holds Community Conversation on Eliminating the Achievement Gap in St. Mary’s County Public Schools - Community conversation begins immediately following the 8th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast ... Read More

2011

December 10, 2011
Please 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! ... Read More

October 26, 2011
St. Mary’s 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 ... Read More

October 15, 2011
2011 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet - "The time is Now: Stand and Protect Your Future" ... Read More

October 8, 2011
You Are Invited to Join the St. Mary's County Branch, NAACP In Speaking Out for Student Success (SOSS)
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October 6, 2011
Nuclear Safety at Calvert Cliffs: Review of Issues Arising from the Japanese Accident - Free Public Education Forum ... Read More

September 30 & October 1, 2011
Yard Sale to benefit Leah House ... Read More

September 14, 2011
Community Health Coalition sponsoring
FREE TRAINING ... Read More

August 28, 2011
CASINO BUS TRIP - Harrington Raceway Casino ... Read More

July 12 -26, 2011
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 ... Read More

June 26, 2011
Sotterley 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 ... Read More

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
ST. 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 ... Read More

May 21, 2011
Formal Tea - Sponsored by Bethesda United Methodist Church Women in Ministry, Rev. Irvin E. Beverly, Pastor ... Read More

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.  Read More

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 ... Read More

April 18, 2011
St. Mary’s 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 ... Read More

April 14, 2011
PBS’s Gwen Ifill to Explain What Is Really Going On in Washington - Bradlee Lecture Examines Politics, Policy, and Reality - Each 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 thoughts ... Read More

March 30, 2011
The St. Mary's Branch of the NAACP Presents Community Awareness Night -
Topic: “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 ... Read More

March 3, 2011
Open 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 ... Read More

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, NAACP and UCAC.

January 22, 2011
Popular 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 -
Enjoy… A special reception sponsored by St. Mary's College of Maryland for the community to view the …… Facing Fences - Southern Maryland Exhibit ... Read More

January 17, 2011
7th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast Gospel Choir and Youth Choir to Perform -
Features 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 ... Read More

December 2010 thru March 2011
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.  Read More

2010

November 17, 2010
ELECTION OF OFFICERS for the NAACP St. Mary's County Branch #7025 - Dear NAACP Member: 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.... Read More

October 23, 2010
"Investing 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 ... Read More

October 18, 2010 & October 25, 2010
Candidates for 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 ... Read More

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

August 26, 2010
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. Read More

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. Read More

August 9, 2010
Basic 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 your community. Read More

July 28, 2010
Joseph Urgo, President  of St. Mary's College
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 p.m.  Read More

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 vendors.  Read More

May 26, 2010
Merideth Taylor, 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.  Read More

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.  Read More

May 18, 2010
SMCM 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 ...  Read More

April 30, 2010
The 3rd 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.   Read More

February 27, 2010
Explore and Discover the New NAACP INTERACTIVE TIMELINE - Today, 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.    Read More

Feb. 16, 2010
Poet Lucille 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.  Read More

Jan. 18, 2010
The Sixth 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 integrated. Read More

Jan. 8, 2010
Community Nominations Sought for First Annual MLK Jr. “Realizing the Dream” Awards Presented Jan. 18
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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 communities. Read More

2009

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. Read More

The 2009 Survey of Highway Safety Issues
With the 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 issues, etc. Read More

October 24, 2009
Annual 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. Read More

October 24, 2009
NAACP: 100 Years - Bold Dreams, Big Victories (Event Flyer) - The 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

October 15, 2009
Literary Activist 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. Read More

September 28, 2009
“Beyond the Shouts: A Discussion of Health Reform in America”  - Panel of Policy Experts Answers Community’s Questions
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." Read More

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 More]

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. Read More

March 23, 2009
Dr. James A. Forrest, Sr
April 15, 1911 - March 23, 2009

Dr. James A. Forrest, SrDr 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.

It 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.

Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center - Photo courtesy of St. Mary's County Schools
The Dr. 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
Former 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)." Read More

January 28, 2009
St. Mary’s County NAACP receives U. S. Congress and U. S. Senate Concurrent Resolution honoring NAACP's 100th Anniversary Read More

2008

November 19, 2008
Wayne Scriber Chosen President
Leonardtown, 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 December 2010.

July 8, 2008
Governor Signs Expanded Medical Coverage Bill
Governor 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 (pdf 2Mb)

February 27, 2008
Sheriff and NAACP Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Sheriff 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 FORCE
The 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." Read More

April 5, 2006
NAACP Wins Heritage Recognitions

The 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. Read More

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