Long Beach Branch NAACP to Host Black History Month Celebration Program Honoring Women

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The 2012 theme of African American History Month is “Black Women in American Culture and History.” The theme was chosen to honor black women and the myriad of roles they have played in the shaping of our nation. The NAACP Long Beach Branch is pleased to recognize significant women who have helped shaped the city of Long Beach and served as an outstanding female role model. The program will be held at 3:15 pm on February 19, 2012 at Ernest McBride Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90801. A reception will be held following the program.

Women to be recognized are Sister Gerard Earls, Macy Herrington, Tracy Young, Philomene Seymore, Delores Husband, Verda Lyons, Sandy Bazant, Bonnie Harris, Chan Hopson, Lillian Herrera, Mary Wright, Antoinette Greer, Marilyn Overby, RN PhD, Kara Williams, Jessica Castillo, Joan Swain, Deboria Sutton, Gloria Jones, Jean Wilson, Zion Smith, Florence Warren, and Sharon McNealy.

Our African American History Honorees are well respected, devoted women who interact in a positive manner on family, spiritual, community and civic basis. The 2012 women selected for the program have helped change the face of Long Beach. These women have not only been there for their friends and family but the community of Long Beach as well.

We are proud to recognize the accomplishments of women, especially African American women, within the community. This event is open to the public.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed in 1909 by a group of black and white citizens, in response to injustice that many Americans confronted solely because of race. Today, the NAACP, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the world, continues to focus major efforts at increasing voter empowerment, educational excellence and individual responsibility, thus creating an infrastructure for economic and social development and new effective ways to develop young leaders. The NAACP is non-partisan.

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