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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, established in 1909; America's oldest & largest civil rights organization. Chapter 3194 has been active in Middletown for many years.    



We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.


Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.

We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities. Our work is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people.

In 1908, a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, eruptions of anti-black violence – particularly lynching – were horrifically commonplace, but the Springfield riot was the final tipping point that led to the creation of the NAACP. Appalled at this rampant violence, a group of white liberals that included Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard (both the descendants of famous abolitionists), William English Walling and Dr. Henry Moscowitz issued a call for a meeting to discuss racial justice. Some 60 people, seven of whom were African American (including W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Mary Church Terrell), signed the call, which was released on the centennial of Lincoln's birth.

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Rev. Dr. Celeste R. Didlick-Davis


Middletown native and community activist. PHD in college.


Rev. Dr. Celeste R. Didlick-Davis


Legal Redress

Marc A. Dixon

1st Vice President

Economic Empowerment

Wanda Glover

3rd Vice President

Membership Chair

Cheryl Maxwell


Jonda Prather


Regina Hawkins Cook

Religious Chair

Tracy Mack

Assistant Secretary

Health Chair

Kirk Mudd

Assistant Treasurer

Bridget Cotton

Communications Chair

Rev. Jelani Johnson

Criminal Justice Chair

Larry Mulligan III

Political Action Chair

Rev. Jeff Wilder

Housing Chair

Cecelia Snow Thompson

Community Liaison

Kassandra Moore

Veterans and Armed Forces Chair

Calvin J. Davis, At Large

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