Pray For Charleston

Pray For Charleston

Join the community and the Bethlehem NAACP  Wednesday, June 24th for a PRAYER VIGIL for CHARLESTON, SC at 6:30pm, St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, 718 Pawnee St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 Rev. Gracher Selby, Pastor. Sponsored by Bethlehem NAACP Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church […]

2015 ACT-SO

2015 ACT-SO

CONGRATULATIONS!! to the Bethlehem NAACP ACT-SO participants,Angeline Alozie, Peninnah Oloo, Selvin Oloo, Tahlia Suggs for helping to make the 2015 competition successful. Way to go!! And CONGRATULATIONS to Tahlia Suggs, Freedom High School for winning a Gold in the Oratory category. Tahlia will move on to the National NAACP ACT-SO Competition scheduled in Philadelphia, PA, […]

Gov. Tom Wolf Launches Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf Launches Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

 [2-9-2015] Decision provides simple access to health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced Pennsylvania’s transition to a simple traditional Medicaid expansion plan.  “Today is the first step toward simplifying a complicated process and ensuring hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have greater access to the health insurance […]

70th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

70th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Dear Friends, The Officers and members of the Bethlehem NAACP Unit invite you to our 70th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet which will be held at The Meadows, 1770 Meadows Road, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, 18055 on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The 2015 theme is “Born Suspect … Ensuring Equality For All.”  We are honored to […]

Stand For Justice

Stand For Justice

JOIN THE BETHLEHEM NAACP IN A PRAYER VIGIL “STAND FOR JUSTICE” We stand in support of the needless injustices metered out to African American victims and their families Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 pm PAYROW PLAZA, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA For more information click here to email Esther M. Lee Bethlehem NAACP President. […]

Bethlehem NAACP Announces the New Advisor to the NAACP Youth Council

Bethlehem NAACP Announces the New Advisor to the NAACP Youth Council

President Esther M. Lee is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Tomacene Nickens as the Advisor for the Liberty High and Freedom High School NAACP Youth Councils. Mrs. Nickens is a 1969 graduate of Liberty High School and attended Cheyney University.  Her career began with Bethlehem Area School District in 1974 as a teacher […]

Kevin L. Peterman Keynote Speaker

Kevin L. Peterman Keynote Speaker

  Kevin Peterman, Howard University, Washington DC delivers the keynote speech at the Bethlehem NAACP’s 69th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. 2014 theme: “Education Under Fire.”      

Black History Month

Black History Month

            What we now know as Black History Month was originally founded as a week long celebration in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. PBS is celebrating with a special line-up of new films and a digital partnership to unite over a century of black history and culture! Take a sneak […]

King Holiday 2014 Events

King Holiday 2014 Events

Join the Bethlehem NAACP on Sunday, January 19th at 3:30 pm and Monday, January 20th for our annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration. This year features a screening of “Backyard Philly Project” and presenters: Rev. Gracher Selby, Pastor of St. John AME Zion Church, Bethlehem, Dr. James West, Professor of Economics at Moravian College, […]

Bethlehem NAACP

Bethlehem NAACP

The Bethlehem NAACP was founded in 1945 with Theodore Dennis as president. At this time meetings were held at the now defunct Colored Voters Association located in South Bethlehem on Brodhead Ave. (across from the Comfort Suites). The Bethlehem Unit #2250, pursued inequalities with the same enthusiasm and concern as the National office. For 65 […]