JACKSON COUNTY, NC
Since 2014, We are the leading racial equity organization in far western North Carolina
About our Branch
Ours is a timeless organization that is ever reminding us all of our humanity. With a goal to erase racism, this organization works to disrupt, challenge and correct the effects of hatred and bigotry based on race. Our Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People serves the people of Jackson, Swain and Macon counties with services for people in Clay, Cherokee and Graham counties.
The Jackson County Branch #54AB of the North Carolina NAACP officially commenced in May, 2014, becoming the county’s first local branch in the national NAACP’s hundred-year history. Currently our membership is comprised of not only Jackson County residents, but also—until their counties organize a branch—active affiliates in Macon and Swain counties. The Reverend Charles Lee, pastor of Sylva’s Liberty Baptist Church, was its first president.
We are dedicated to the pursuit and achievement of equality. Help us create a more just world!
Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.
We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.