The Dona Ana Branch of the NAACP host five fund raising events annually. These events allow our branch to meet number of objectives in service to Dona Ana County. Our objectives are to celebrate, educate, recognize and reward those within communities, as well as, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Juneteenth. The funds raised during these events allows our many members, volunteers and partners to activity engage in civic and social injustices locally, regionally and statewide when called upon. Your support as a member, or your generous donation is needed to help and support equal rights for everyone in Dona Ana County.
Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Texas slaves were finally freed after Major General Gordon Granger's Union Army took over Texas and established a new order. We celebrate Juneteenth (June and Nineteenth) for the emancipation of all slaves that were held captive during and after the Civil War.
To learn more about Juneteenth please visit this website . This year's theme for Juneteenth is a "Celebration of Freedom!" The Doña Ana County NAACP is planning to mark the occasion with a multi-cultural concert at 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Rio Grande Theatre, which was originally built in 1926. Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP national will be here! Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom tickets are $75, which includes both events, the Friday night concert and the Saturday night banquet. Email email@example.com for information or to purchase tickets. Residents also may contact any NAACP member for tickets.
Dona Ana County NAACP hosts our annual MLK Breakfast on the 3rd Monday of January in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, also known as a Day of Service. This event also recognizes individuals in the community that have embodied the spirit of Dr. King.
Dona Ana County NAACP mark the 3rd Sunday of January to lead the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March held in downtown Las Cruces. This community event celebrates Dr. King’s non-violent protest for civil rights, not only for African-Americans, but for all people whose voices for equality were silenced.
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Dona Ana County NAACP contributes to the education of our High School students by conducting an Essay and Poetry Contest. This community event encourages students to research various civil rights subjects and express their views in essay or poem.
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Dona Ana County NAACP contributes to the eduction our High School students by conducting an Essay and Poetry Contest. This community event encourages students to research various subjects that impacted America's Black History, then express their views in essay or poem.
Dona Ana County NAACP hosts our annual Juneteenth Celebration Banquet on the 3rd Friday of June. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.