New Rochelle NAACP
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
The New Rochelle Branch of the NAACP was organized in 1923 largely through the efforts of Mrs. Annie Lucille Alleyne, wife of Rev. Cameron C. Allenyne, pastor of St. Catherine AME Zion Church and assisted by her good friend Walter White just 14 years after the National Association came into being. As with so many of our branches, the New Rochelle Branch was organized in a church - Bethesda Baptist Church, Mrs. Alleyne became the temporary chairperson.
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