Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | November 5, 2018

November 5, 2018 Sharonne Blanck of the Eureka NAACP Talks History and the NAACP in Humboldt County

The National Association of Colored people is the oldest civil rights organization in the United States.  Started in 1909, in response to the 1908 lynchings and race rights in Springfield, Illinois, the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln, the NAACP was a multi-ethnic, multi-gender and multi-cultural endeavor.  It’s missin was to stop the lynchings of African-Americans.

Since its inception its mission has changed, “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”

Sharonne Blanck is the interim president of the Eureka, California unit of the NAACP.  In this first of a two part interview Sharonne talks about the history of the NAACP, its membership and its work in Humboldt County.

To learn more about the national organization please visit their website at www.naacp.org

To learn more about the Eureka, California unit of the NAACP visit their website at www.eurekanaacp.org

To listen to or download today’s show click the following link:  Sharonne Blanck Eureka NAACP with host Kathleen Marshall


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