Black Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate
2 Million+ activists united in the fight to end racial inequality.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was performed in public for the first time on Feb. 12, 1900, by a choir of 500 school children at the segregated Stanton School in Jacksonville, Florida.
NAACP is the most influential and largest civil rights organization in the nation.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing," often called "The Black National Anthem," was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson and set to music by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson.
Upcoming Projects & Events
From developing opportunities for our youth and increasing safety in Peoria to the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet and the creation of other programs, our local unit needs help and support from you!
WE NEED YOU
Each and every NAACP member makes a difference to the complex, ongoing work of advancing racial equity.