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Pioneers

W. E. B. DuBois

Sociologist and Author

W. E. B. DuBois W. E. B. DuBois

Daisy Bates

Civil Rights Leader

Daisy Bates Daisy Bates

James Weldon Johnson

Teacher, Poet, Songwriter

James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson

Enolia McMillian

First Female President

Enolia McMillian Enolia McMillian

Charles Houston

Special Counsel to NAACP

Charles Houston Charles Houston

Thurgood Marshall

Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall

Roy Wilkins

Former President NAACP

Roy Wilkins Roy Wilkins

Julian Bond

Former Board Chairman

Julian Bond Julian Bond

Kweisi Mfume

Teacher, Congressman

Kweisi Mfume Kweisi Mfume

Bruce S. Gordon

Former President & CEO

Bruce S. Gordon Bruce S. Gordon

Benjamin Todd Jealous

President and CEO

Benjamin Todd Jealous Benjamin Todd Jealous

Roslyn M. Brock

Chairman of the Board

Roslyn M. Brock Roslyn M. Brock

A Message from President Dale Charles


Dale Charles, PresidentFreedom Fighters

The Arkansas State Conference of NAACP Units has consistently been involved in fighting for Civil Rights in the State of Arkansas. We are still faced with many challenges in this society. We have units through this state who give their time free to continue to address the ills of this state. However, you must join a unit in your areas and become active in helping to solve the issues that plague your community. Remember, "The Struggle Continues." We are calling on all freedom fighters, defenders of justice and fairness to join us in great struggle. We anticipate this web page would benefit you by providing much need information for you.


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The 411 on the Five-O

The NAACP Real World Guide to Interacting with Law Enforcement

Far too often, the "war on crime" fought by police on the streets is waged against innocent individuals unaware of, or intimidated into surrendering, their constitutional rights. While we must support effective law enforcement, we must also exercise our constitutional rights to ensure law enforcement works as it should - to protect all Americans regardless of race or ethnicity. This guide offers helpful suggestions on how to interact with law enforcement to reduce the probability of conflict.


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Arkansas State Conference History

Past Presidents

Daisy Bates (1914-1999) served as President, Arkansas State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, from 1952 to 1959. She is best known for her involvement in the struggle to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Bates was an advisor to the nine black students (The Little Rock Nine) trying to attend the previously all-white school. Among her other accomplishments she was a publisher, with husband L. C. Bates, of the Arkansas State Press newspaper (1942-87).


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