Learn more about the NAACP, our work in Bartholomew County and the impact we make.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
For more than a century the NAACP has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
NAACP GAME CHANGERS
There are six Game Changers that address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work:
Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Voting Rights and Political Representation
Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement
Image: Olisa Humes, former President of NAACP Columbus/Bartholomew Branch addresses the crowd at an event.
Image: Protesters stand at Columbus City Hall during a Solidarity Rally, coordinated by NAACP and the African American Pastors Alliance
Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
SUPPORTING BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES
With a goal of building Black wealth in our community, the Bartholomew Columbus NAACP Branch has developed the TIME Program, a partnership with Cummins Inc. and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
The NAACP Bartholomew/Columbus Branch 3071 Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of people who are passionate about political, educational, social, and economic equality.
Johnnie Edwards, President
Olisa Humes, Vice President
Jacquie Bontrager-McCann, Secretary
Cara Bywater, Assistant Secretary
Lesley Bradley, Treasurer
John McCann, Assistant Treasurer
David A. Bosley