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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.
Areas of Focus:
Events in our History.
Attorney Paul Zuber, representing several members of the New Rochelle Branch challenging the Lincoln School boundaries. Was the attorney on record when the US Supreme Court let stand the a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the plaintiffs. This was the landmark Lincoln School Desegregation Case.
President- Min Mark McLean
1st Vice President- Aisha Cook
2nd Vice President- Judith Henry
3rd Vice President - Dr. Jonathan Williams M.D.
Secretary- Denise Ford
Assistant Secretary- Carol Bracey
Treasurer- Gayla Marsh
Executive Committee Members.
Hon. Pearl Quarles
Richard St. Paul Esq.
Dr. Carla H. Woolbright
Dr. Leon Scott (First Elected President)
Mrs. Ann Mosely 1980 - 1981
Dr. W. Best
Dr. C.P. McClendon
Mr. John Tate
Mrs. Francis Clements 1982 - 1984
Dr. Betty V. Stith 1985 - 1986
Mr. Napolean Holmes 1987 - 1994
Mr. Bertram Minton
Rev. Dr. Paul Allen Weaver, Jr 1995-1996
Rev. Henry Desse
Mrs. Marilyn Pierce (completed Rev. Desse's term)
Ms. Christine Iman Burton 1997 - 1998
Mr. Ronald H. Williams 1999 - 2000
Rev. Andrew E. Whitted
Mr. Napolean Holmes 1970 - 1976
Mr. Oscar Parnell 1977 - 1978
Mr. Samuel L. Spady, Jr. 2001 - 2007
Mr. Ronald H. Williams 2008 - 2016
Dr. Carla Woolbright 2017 - 2018
Min. Mark McLean 2019 - Present
Mr. Paul D. Dennis, Jr. 1960-1968
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