I never really thought too much about this historic entity, but it’s been on my mind lately. I was first introduced to the workings of the NAACP through the local Uniontown, PA Chapter, then run by Mrs. Jackson and I think Mr. Tracey. I recall membership drives and meeting with the youth. As an adult, the entity would come to mind if Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson was on the news and of course they were mentioned in many civil rights discussions. Recently, they have been in the forefront of my thoughts because a client of mind received a package from them on a Saturday morning, asking her firm to bid on some work they needed done. Wow! we thought, out of all the firms why us? Really it was an honor to have been hand selected by this prominent organization to be worthy of submitting a bid.
Off I went in research of their inner workings, to see how we could cater to their unique and specific needs. I was also fortunate enough to be invited to their Headquarters and see the most famous non profit organization in the Black community at work from the top floor to the mail room. Too bad I couldn’t have brought my kids on this visit, to see the timeline of their work depicted in oversized photographs lining the halls of the building was fascinating. My kids would have really enjoyed being in the presence of this gallery since we are currently reading “Who is Rosa Parks?” on my nook color reader ( at the request of one of their soccer teammates). I’ve told my kids I will buy any book they want…as long as it’s a biography. No joke.