Sun, 03 Nov 2013 01:57:08 GMT — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People holds an iconic place in American history, and this evening (Nov. 2), our own local branch met for a special ceremony. The Annual Doctor R.W. Jones Freedom Fund Banquet serves as both a fundraiser and an awards ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of those involved and set new goals and ideals for the coming years. The NAACP Amarillo Branch holds true to the organization's purpose of social equality. "The objective is equity and equality for all people, regardless of color and the improvement of welfare of those individuals as well," says Floyd Anthony of the Amarillo Branch Civil rights pioneer W.E.B DuBois founded the NAACP in 1909, and Dr. Richard W. Jones founded the Amarillo Branch in 1962. The original goal was to uphold the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments in the U.S. Constitution. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, the 14th grants equal protection before the law to all U.S. citizens, and the 15th Amendment gave blacks the right to vote. You can learn more about the NAACP at the link attached to this story.
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