top of page
The Journey to Freedom
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 Organization 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.
President - LaShonda L. Eaddy, Ph.D.
1st Vice President - Amy McKenzie
2nd Vice President - Marti Newbold
Secretary - Michelle Cooper, Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary - Enrique Gomez, Ph.D.
Treasurer - Carol Hogue, Ph.D.
Communications and Publicity (interim) Chair - Marti Newbold
Community Coordination Committee (interim) Chair - LaShonda L. Eaddy
Education Committee Chair - Vacant
Health & Wellness Committee Chair: Judy Seago
Legal Redress Chair - Louis Lynn Hogue, JD
Political Action Chair - Chris Taber
Religious Affairs Chair - John Reid
At-Large Director - Kathleen Brennan, Ph.D.
At-Large Director - Dan Kowal
The Hard Truth
Excess African American Death in WNC (2010-2014)
Drop in investment in K-12 education (2002-2017)
Children in Macon County experiencing hunger
bottom of page