Founded on February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than a half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
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During Black History Month, we share a post a day about a black hero in history. First up was Claudette Colvin!
Austin is a fast-growing city
According to the U.S. Census bureau, in the last five years, our city has grown faster – percentage-wise – than every other big metro city in our country except Charlotte, North Carolina.
And still, the percentage of African-American residents is on the decline. But that doesn't mean the black population in Austin, Texas is inconsequential to our city's appeal, success, and future.
Check out our blog each week to read about all the many ways Austin's black population is a necessary thread in the tapestry of of our town.
Click here to see images of the 2017 DeWitty/Overton Banquet!
Austin Branch NAACP Accomplishments
- Winner of the Austin Urban League Whitney Young award, 2009
- Winner of the National NAACP Rupert Richardson Award, July 2012
- Mr. Nelson Linder, winner of the University of Texas - Dr. James Hill Community Circle Award, December 2012.
- Winner of the Delta Sigma Theta Austin Chapter Political Activism Award, April 2013.
- Winner of the National League of cities award, 2014
- Mr. Nelson Linder, Winner of the Cesar Chavez award from PODER, 2015
- Mr. Nelson Linder, Winner of the KAZI Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015