The Pittsburgh Unit of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), announces the branches first Pittsburgh’s Black History Now Celebration.
The NAACP movement began in 1909, and is the nation’s oldest
and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom,
the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up
the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
This year the Pittsburgh Unit will host our first Pittsburgh’s Black History Now Celebration on February 27th and 28th. The event is designed to
develop and cultivate new membership and participation with our organization as
well as bring attention to the importance of art and artistic expression in the
African American Culture.
Our celebration program will include a meet and greet at
the NAACP offices (2201 Wylie Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219) on Wednesday,
February 27th from 5pm – 7pm, and a networking mixer at SAVOY
Restaurant on Thursday, February 28th from 6pm – 8pm. During the
meet and greet we will unveil 10 original pieces of artwork, commissioned for
this occasion, that will be auctioned to benefit the NAACP Freedom Fund, which
supports the educational aspirations of high school seniors in their pursuit of
The Pittsburgh’s Black History Now Collection will be
curated by local art guru, D.S. Kinsel.
K. Chase Patterson is serving as
Celebration Chairman and Panera Bread is lead sponsor.
Unit President, Constance Parker says “We are excited to
begin bridging the generational divide that we see in our local unit, and
across the country. I am not under the illusion that the future of our
organization is directly attributed to the cultivation of a new generation of members
and leaders in the NAACP movement. With the sponsorship support of Panera Bread
and the leadership of K. Chase Patterson and D.S. Kinsel, we are looking
forward to an exciting event and organizational growth for years to come.”
For more information contact the NAACP Offices at