NAACP Celebrates Tradition of Service and Advocacy on MLK Day
Steve Myrick
The Martha’s Vineyard chapter celebrated another year of service and advocacy on Martin Luther King, Jr. day with a luncheon and workshop.
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N.A.A.C.P. Chapter Formed on Island To Study Human Relations on the Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette
As the result of interest shown at a meeting Monday night, the Island now has a chapter of its own of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
 
The parish house of Grace Epis­copal Church in Vineyard Haven was jam-packed Monday evening to hear Rev. Henry L. Bird talk about his experiences in Williamston, N.
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Island NAACP Looks to Next Generation at Awards Ceremony
Ivy Ashe

The Vineyard chapter honored the next generation of leaders at the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. event, held at the Portuguese-American Club Sunday.

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Vineyard Chapter of NAACP to Honor Youth
Alex Elvin
On Sunday, as part of the 30th annual Martin Luther King Day membership event, the Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP will honor two high school students, Olivia Jacobs and Jared Livingston, for their service to the community.
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Stepping Up and Sticking Out, Gladly
Shirley Mayhew
In 1965 I had lived for 21 years in Crestwood, N.Y., and 18 years on Martha’s Vineyard. I knew very little about the rest of the world.
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King Celebration Applauds Local Efforts
The Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP hosts its annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.
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Islanders Gather for All Lives Matter March
Ivy Ashe

Bundled up against the wind chill and holding handmade signs, more than 80 Vineyarders gathered at Five Corners on New Year’s Day for a march of solidarity. The event was organized by the Martha's Vineyard chapter of the NAACP.

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Vineyarders Plan New Year's Day March
Alex Elvin
On Thursday, Jan. 1, beginning at noon, a march will be held in downtown Vineyard Haven to draw attention to violence against African Americans as well as police officers. “People will be holding both signs: ‘All Lives Matter’ and ‘Black Lives Matter,’” said Erik Blake, Oak Bluffs chief of police.
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Equal Rights
As the result of interest shown at a meeting Monday night, the Island now has a chapter of its own of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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Martha's Vineyard NAACP, Fifty Years of Island Activism
I have heard it said about the Martha’s Vineyard branch of the NAACP that it is the most ethnically mixed chapter in the entire country and indeed, since its inception 50 years ago its sense of mission has been equally appealing to both black and white Americans.
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