May 28, 1995 |
Faced with a $3.8-million deficit and an order to rein in spending by 40%, the NAACP will cut staff and may close some of its offices. "It has become clear that the first priority for our new leadership must be to put our financial house in order," said Myrlie Evers-Williams, chairwoman of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. Cuts to the 74-member core staff will be substantial, and some of the seven regional offices will probably be merged, said Earl T.
March 9, 1987 |
The NAACP has called for the removal of Confederate flags flying above state capitols in South Carolina and Alabama. The flags are symbols of "divisiveness, racial animosity and an insult to black people throughout the region," said a resolution passed Saturday by the NAACP at its 35th Southeast Regional Conference. The resolution also called for the removal of the Confederate Stars and Bars from state flags in Georgia and Mississippi, which do not fly the Confederate flags above their capitols.
August 25, 1994 |
Only days after the NAACP fired Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. as executive director and minutes after a judge refused to reinstate him, Chavis and organization leaders agreed Wednesday to discuss an amicable settlement of their bitter dispute. Superior Court Judge Herbert Dixon declined Chavis' request Wednesday for a temporary restraining order, saying he could no more order the NAACP to take Chavis back than he could force Chavis to continue to work against his wishes.
July 8, 1995 |
The NAACP opens its national convention today facing challenges from within and without, including financial turmoil and a string of setbacks from the Supreme Court. "We think this is really going to be a very important convention for the NAACP, if not the most important convention we've had in years," said Earl T. Shinhoster, acting executive director of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP is struggling with a $3.
August 22, 1989 |
A package containing what appeared to be a tear-gas bomb was mailed to the Southeastern regional headquarters of the NAACP and injured eight people when it spewed gas throughout an office building. Civil rights leaders denounced the attack as apparently racist, and federal officials said they will investigate to see if civil rights were violated.
July 10, 1995 |
In her first keynote address to the NAACP annual convention, Chairwoman Myrlie Evers-Williams urged members Sunday night to fight challenges to the group's triumphs over the last 86 years. There has never been a more critical need for the NAACP, Evers-Williams told a crowd of about 3,000 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. "We work in an environment filled with paranoia, doubt and despair, all of which beckon the storm clouds of divisiveness, fear, scapegoating and racism," she said.