Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans. The Portland Branch is one of three branches of the NAACP in Maine, including the Bangor Branch and the Maine State Prison Branch.

Forty-seven years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King gave the last speech he would ever give in his revolutionary life.

FREE Health Fair Today (June 27) from 10 AM - 3 PM at Deering High School!
African American Community - Health on the Move Health Fair
Free Heath Screenings - Health Information - Activities for Kids incl. a Bounce House

Organized by the City of Portland's Public Health Division's Minority Health Program, Green Memorial AME Church and Williams Temple Church of God in Christ
with support from Maine Community Health Options and the Maine Community Foundation

NAACP PORTLAND BRANCH

2016 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE

The Global Struggle for Freedom

Friday, January 15
ANNUAL MUSIC & GOSPEL CONCERT
Merrill Auditorium - 7:00 P.M.
General Admission $12/Day of Show $17
Tickets at www.porttix.com or Merrill Auditorium Box Office

In addition to the dinner program, our "never to be missed" joy-filled concert at Merrill Auditorium is scheduled for Friday, January 15. This family-friendly event features performers of all ages including King Middle School's Knightlife Ensemble and Chorus; Women in Harmony with a special performance with students from Casco Bay High School; award winning singer songwriter Samuel James and the Green Memorial AME Zion Church.

Saturday, January 16
YOUTH SUMMIT
I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper
USM Abromson Community Center – 12:15 P.M. Participation is Limited
Free Registration Required at bit.ly/MLK-Youth-Summit

On Saturday, January 16, a youth summit led by the Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows will take place at the University of Southern Maine. The summit will explore the White House initiative, My Brother's Keeper, and its implementation locally. Mayor Strimling will be joined USM President Glenn Cummings and Portland Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jeanne Crocker in a discussion about the opportunity gaps facing youth of color in Portland.

Monday, January 18
35TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Holiday Inn by the Bay - 5:00 P.M.
Dinner Program $60
Children's Program Provided–Donations Welcome Tickets at bit.ly/MLK-Portland

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, the branch is hosting a dinner at the Holiday Inn by the Bay featuring music and a keynote address along with a special welcome from Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling. A children's program accompanies the dinner for ages 6 - 13 sponsored in association with Goodwill of Northern New England.

Wednesday, January 27
FILM & DISCUSSION:
More Than a Month
SPACE Gallery
7:00 P.M. Doors Open/7:30 P.M. Film
Free and Open to the Public
www.space538.org

We will end our 2016 MLK observance with the film, More Than a Month, at SPACE Gallery

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2016 MLK HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE EVENTS:
Contact the NAACP Portland Branch at (207) 553-5851 or email rtalbotross@gmail.com

Our Mission

The NAACP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to ensure the economic, political, and social rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.

First established in Maine in the 1920s, there are now three branches in operation: Greater Bangor Area, the Maine State Prison located in Warren, and Portland.

The NAACP Portland branch is the oldest and proudly celebrating its 51st anniversary.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
NAACP Portland Branch
510 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: (207) 553-5851




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