Welcome to the NAACP Monterey County Branch webpage. Our goal is to provide you with timely information regarding the status of Civil Rights and social justice in Monterey County, California and the Nation. We are committed to equality for all. THE NAACP story is one of dedication to winning the struggle to obtain racial, social and economic justice for all Americans.
In light of the voter suppression across this nation, our branch strongly supports renewing a focus on voter education and maintaining voting rights. We are committed to political; educational; housing; social, and economic equality of all persons, and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.
With the recent fatal shootings and civil unrest across the nation, now, more than ever it is time to stand up and speak out; to recommit, reconnect, and become active in the NAACP.
As President of the Monterey County Branch, an organization that supports equal justice among all; we must continue the fight.
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Since 1909, the NAACP has been supported by countless members and have led the fight for freedom, justice and equality. Members forge a better future each and every day for men, women and children.
Benjamin Jealous, 102nd NAACP Annual Convention Keynote
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The history of the National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Monterey County involves the founding of two Branches of the NAACP – the Monterey Peninsula Branch and the Salinas Branch. The first of those two branches – the Monterey Peninsula Branch - was founded in 1932. Its primary founder was the Reverend Wellington Smith, Sr. then the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove, the oldest Black church in the Central California Region. Read More