Black History Month, Recognizing Leaders Past And Present

Black history month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history.
 
 
L. Joy Williams
L. Joy Williams
NEW YORK - Feb. 16, 2015 - PRLog -- Black History month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. The NAACP which formed in 1909 is an African American organization which .is rooted in the quest for civil rights and equality. It's mission is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination"It's name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people.

Over the years the organization has witnessed great leaders such as WEB Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Archibald Grimke and others. The Brooklyn Chapter's current leader is L. Joy Williams..After spending a few moments talking with L. Joy williams it's perfectly clear, the Brooklyn Chapters leadership is in great hands. L.Joy Williams has been President of the Bklyn NAACP for two years. As leader of the Brooklyn chapter she has managed to bring important issues to the forefront. Issues such as social justice and organizing people against gun violence .

As stated earlier Black History Month is a time to learn and honr the achievements of Black Americans. L. Joy agress and adds “I think black history month is a time to remember the legacy of the NAACP”.

The NAACP focused on lawsuits targeting disfranchisement and racial segregation early in its history. This strategy culminated in a unanimous 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v Board of Education that held state-sponsored segregation of elementary schools was unconstitutional After that victory, the NAACP continued to push for full desegregation throughout the South.

Black history is filled with the contributions of strong black women, L. Joy adds “I have been influenced by those who came before such as Ida B. Wells and Ella Baker.”. Baker was an African American civil rights and human rights activist. She worked alongside some of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th century, including W.E.B Du Bois,Thurgood Marshall, A Phillip Zrandolph and Martin Luther King Jr.

.L.Joy Williams is definitely leading by the example set from great leaders of the past. She is a respected community leader that has developed and launched successful programs and initiatives.while maintaining key relationships with national leaders.

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