Governor McAuliffe Announces Renovated Office Building on Capitol Square to Be Named after Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns

On January 13, 2017, Virginia  Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s Office.

Speaking at Virginia Union University’s 39th Annual Community Leaders Breakfast, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Governor McAuliffe said, “When we name our state buildings after people from our history, we make a statement that the work done within those buildings will advance their legacy.

“I cannot think of a better person to inspire the men and women who fight for justice and equality in the Office of the Attorney General than Barbara Johns. When Barbara stood up for equal access to education as a plaintiff in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, she helped changed the history of our nation for the better and inspired a new generation of civil rights leaders. I am honored to announce that her name will be placed on this beautiful building as a lasting reminder of the enormous impact one person can have when they stand up fearlessly for what is right”.

To read the news release, click here.

 

Virginia State Conference NAACP and the PWNAACP Chapter annual General Assembly Lobby Day

The Chair of our Political Action Committee requests that you join the Virginia State Conference NAACP and the PWNAACP Chapter for their annual General Assembly Lobby Day on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the  Virginia General Assembly.

Click here for a more detailed description of the event, including links for additional information and to allow you to submit your RSVP.

We  look forward to your participation.

PWNAACP Officer’s Installation Ceremony

You are cordially invited to the Prince William County Unit of the NAACP Officer’s Installation Ceremony to be held on January 17, 2017 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the First Baptist Church of Manassas Historic Sanctuary.  The Church is located at 9258 Center Street in Manassas Virginia.  Click here for a printable flyer containing details about this event.

You are requested to please RSVP  to Jasmine Jones by January 14, 2017.

The theme of the installation is “Strengthening Unity within the Community”.

A reception will follow the Installation Ceremony.