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Chester Branch N.A.A.C.P.

Organized 1910

209 W. 7th Street, Chester, PA 19013
PO Box 83

610-872-3664 - 610-872-9303 (fax)

Visit the Chester Branch's Official Web Site

Current Officers  |  Former Officers  |  History  |  Awards

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about the history of this organization, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

Annual Awards Dinner: Friday, April 11, 2008 at Harrah's Chester

CHESTER N.A.A.C.P. NEWS: Newsletter of the Chester Branch of NAACP

Winter 2008
(Printable version in Adobe Acrobat pdf format)

Summer 2007
(Printable version in Adobe Acrobat pdf format)

Spring 2007

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4
(Printable version in Adobe Acrobat pdf format)

Fall 2006
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
(Printable version in Adobe Acrobat pdf format)

Current Officers: 2007 - 2008:

Darrell V. Jones, President
Charlie L. Warren II, 1st Vice President
Ella Mae Gaines McFarland, 2nd Vice President
Donna V. Mims, 3rd Vice President
Karen D. Jones, Secretary
Charlotte Beverly, Treasurer

Former Officers: Ruth L. Bennett

Casper Green

Otis Jones

Carter Grasty

Rev. Leon S. Moore

Herman Laws

George Raymond

Frederick Douglas

James Graham

Cecil W. Bond

Dr. Felder Rouse

Rev. Johnnie Monroe

William Whitaker

Rev. Commodore Harris

John Shelton, Sr.


Darrell V. Jones, President
James E. Cottrell (deceased) 1st Vice President
Charlie L. Warren, 2nd Vice President
Ella McFarland, 3rd Vice President
Karen D. Jones, Secretary
Bruce Neal, Treasurer

History: A brief history of the Chester Branch NAACP from the April 21, 2006 Annual Awards Dinner program book:

The Chester Branch NAACP, one of the oldest branches of the National Association, has a rich heritage dating back to 1910. We are proud to say that this is our 96th year in existence. The founder and first president was Ruth L. Bennett. The first meeting was held at the Ruth L. Bennett Home for Women, Second and Reaney Streets, Chester, PA. Several prominent national Negro women were present, namely, Mary McCleod Bethune and Daisy Lampkins.

Awards: Annual Awards Dinner: Friday, April 20, 2007

2007 Youth Awards:

Nalia Carter
Jameel Cleveland
Taahira Herring
Timothy Hudson
Ommar Gonzalez-Nunez
Donald Thomas, Jr.

2007 Adult Awards:

Education Law Center
June Gaines
Hattie Bailey
James P. Balk
Kenya Harris-Chellis
Steven A. Fischer
Curtis D. Morris
Marguerite Watson

2006 Youth Awards:

The Gwendolyn J. Foster Youth Award: Ms. Taneisha Shaw
The Willie Mae James Leake Memorial Award: Mr. Larif K. Hamm
The Cora Lee Dixon Youth Award: Ms. Chardae P. Davis
The Delores R. Shelton Youth Award: Ms. Camilla Nix
The John Lee Mathis Youth Award: Mr. Cephus S. Richardson
The James E. Cottrell Youth Award: Mr. Rodney E. Bost, Jr.

2006 Adult Awards:

The Judge Robert A. Wright Freedom Award: Mr. Will Richan
The Androw Herman Webb Freedom Award: Ms. Maria L. Randolph
The George T. Raymond Freedom Award: Ms. Delores Freeman
The Louis Brown Freedom Award: Ms. Cynthia Jetter
The Cecil W. Bond Freedom Award: Reverend Bernice Warren
The John Shelton, Sr. Freedom Award: Reverend James L. Ley


2006, 2007 John A. Bullock III.

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