NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

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In hoc signo vinces.

Updated 7-25-2015
Freedom rider Erma Arvilla Rupp Fritchen dies
Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, 25 July 2015, Sparks United Methodist Church, 1231 Pyramid Way
Reno Gazette-Journal 7-23-2015
Erma Fritchen: Rider on the Storm
Barbwire by Andrew Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune 1-14-2007

On July 24, 1963, to avoid the embarrassment of a civil rights march against Las Vegas’ segregated casinos, the Sahara broke the solid phalanx among casinos and agreed to talks with the local NAACP branch headed by Marion Bennett; in 1971, John D. Loudermilk’s Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) by The Raiders hit number one on the Billboard chart and went on to become the biggest selling single in the history of Columbia Records. [Courtesy of Poor Denny's Almanac]

On this date in in 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for due process under the law, was ratified.
[Courtesy of Poor Denny's Almanac]
On this date in 1991, President Bush the Elder signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.

Moving the needle and needling the weasels
Education funding hike non-existent / Confederate flags fly in Sparks, Nevada
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-21-2015 Sparks Tribune

15 July 2015
On this date in 1986,
César Chávez spoke to Nevada workers at the Musicians Union hall in Reno

Save the date!
70th Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Saturday evening, October 24, 2015 * Circus Circus Mandalay Ballroom, Reno

School, life, death, taxes and other high ironies
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-14-2015 Sparks Tribune

Branch meeting tonight (June 9)

Former Republican Assembly speaker supports saving minority library
Next library board meeting 4:00 p.m. July 15, Sierra View Branch, Reno Town Mall, S. Virginia and Peckham, kitty-korner from Atlantis Hotel
The Duncan/Traner and Verdi library closures are not on the agenda. Stay tuned.

Applying Christian forgiveness to a fault
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-30-2015 Sparks Tribune

    "You can say there's no such thing as slavery, we're all citizens. But if we're all citizens, then we have a task to do to make sure that that, too, is not a joke. If some citizens live in houses and others live on the street, the Civil War is still going on. It's still to be fought and regrettably, it can still be lost."
— Dr. Barbara Fields featured on The Civil War miniseries, PBS 1990

• Cynthia Hurd, 54
• Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41
• Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton,  45
• Tywanza Sanders, 26
• Ethel Lance, 70
• Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
• Susie Jackson, 87
• Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr, 74
• Myra Thompson, 59

Chaney 21, Goodman 20, Schwerner 24, Liuzzo 39, Evers 37, King 39, Addie Mae Collins 14, Carol Denise McNair 11, Carole Robertson 14, Cynthia Wesley 14

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, Baltimore, Florida...

Who's next ___________________?

Justice for Trayvon Martin Demonstration / Reno, NV 20 July 2013
"When will they ever learn?" — Pete Seeger

Poor Denny's Almanac for June 22: Black woman rescues Klansman

On this date in 1883, former Nevada governor John Kinkead’s private secretary George Lyon bought into the Seattle Post and Intelligencer, paying $12,000 for half ownership; in 1911, the Nevada State Journal reported that the establishment of a Mormon colony on 17,000 acres of land in Humboldt County was likely; in 1932, responding to a letter of complaint from the Reno Chamber of Commerce, U.S. interior secretary Ray Wilbur wrote that Nevada was receiving much more than it was providing in the way of educational and other facilities for Boulder Dam project workers; in 1938, two years after Nazi leaders trumpeted Max Schmeling’s defeat of Joe Louis as a triumph of racial supremacy, Louis beat Schmeling in two minutes and four seconds in at a Yankee Stadium rematch, knocking Schmeling down four times in the only round until the referee stopped the fight (Schmeling was not the Aryan champion the Nazis suggested; on Kristallnacht he saved the lives of two Jewish brothers); in 1944, the G.I. Bill of Rights (AKA Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944) became law, a program of government handouts that sent millions to college, fueled a generation of economic prosperity, and turned the United States into a scientific/economic powerhouse; in 1956, Australian government officials insisted that a radioactive cloud from British atomic tests that was drifting over Australia posed no danger to the public; in 1961, Congress extended for the tenth time taxes imposed as a Korean war measure; in 1980, Mohawk-Algonquin Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, was beatified by the Catholic Church; in 1996, during competing rallies in Ann Arbor, Mich., and after a liberal leader urged protesters to “look for people who may be identifying themselves with the other side and deal with them appropriately”, anti-Klan protestors began chasing Confederate flag-wearing Albert McKeel Jr., knocking him to the ground and kicking him, whereupon African-American woman Keisha Thomas threw herself over him to protect him from the angry liberals, producing memorable newspaper photos.

Reno Gazette-Journal editorial supports Duncan/Traner Library

Say adios to 2nd VP and Past-President Jeffrey Blanck

Jeff Blanck has resigned as 2nd VP because of a job opportunity in Eureka, California. He and his family will be leaving at the end of the month. We would appreciate it if everyone would come out and say goodbye, thank Jeff and Sharrone for their service and say goodbye.

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, June 19, 2015
Location: Bertha Miranda's Restaurant, 336 Mill Street just east of the Siena Hotel and Harrah's Auto Collection near downtown Reno
Cash bar with hors d'oeuvres. See you there.

Thanks to everyone who attended.

Poor Denny's Almanac for June 19: Medgar Evers laid to rest

Roy Wilkins/Arlington National Cemetery/June 19 1963: "Medgar Evers believed in his country. It now remains to be seen whether his country believes in him."

On this date in 325, the Nicene Creed redefining Jesus as “God from very God” was adopted, a turning point in Christian history (known in one book title as When Jesus Became God); in 1862, slavery was outlawed in U.S. territories, including the Territory of Nevada, and unlike the later Emancipation Proclamation, this congressional act actually had legal effect (see below); in 1918, there was hope that the German near-monopoly on potash (a form of potassium carbonate used in the manufacture of glass and soap and as a fertilizer) might be broken by the discovery of a potash field in Dixie Valley, Nevada; in 1936, Max Schmeling, heavyweight champion from 1930 to ’32, came back as a ten to one underdog to beat Joe Louis for the championship, a victory German Nazi officials portrayed as a triumph of racial supremacy; in 1962, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on President Kennedy’s nomination of Nevada Attorney General Roger Foley to be a federal district judge; in 1963, assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers was buried in Arlington National Cemetery; in 1967, Jack Edward Cossins of Henderson, Nevada, died in Gia Dinh Province, Vietnam (panel 22e/row 0100 of the Vietnam wall); in 1970, Mark Crouse of Yerington, Nevada, was wounded in action in Cambodia with a foot injury and shrapnel in the back and arm; in 1982 at Lake Tahoe, Steve Miller began a tour to promote his album Abracadabra; in 2002, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama disclosed information he received as a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence to Fox Network reporter Carl Cameron, but although a grand jury was empaneled on the matter, the Bush administration chose not to prosecute.

CHAP. CXI.—An Act to secure Freedom to all Persons within the Territories of the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the Territories of the United States now existing, or which may at any time hereafter be formed or acquired by the United States, otherwise than in punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.
APPROVED, June 19, 1862.

[Courtesy of longtime Nevada reporter Dennis Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac. Copyright © 2007-2015 Dennis Myers.]

News from the Branch

ANNUAL ACADEMIC SKATING PARTY. Good food and fun prizes, free to students who present their year-end report cards. When/Where: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 7 July 2015 / Roller Kingdom, East 7th Street and Valley Road, Reno.

AN HONORABLE MANFormer Branch President Eddie Scott was honored with a Distinguished Nevadan Award at the University of Nevada-Reno commencement in May. He led the Branch from 1961 to 1964, a time when advocating for civil rights brought with it serious personal jeopardy. His name's etching on the granite-like pillars of the campus quad was formally recognized at a June 18 ceremony. Branch Matriarch Dolores Feemster was similarly honored in 1994. She attended, as did Branch members Darryl Feemster, Alberta Rederford, John White, Dr. Mary White Stewart (who nominated Mr. Scott along with Dr. Jim Richardson), George Hardaway, Rev. William C. Webb, Andrew Barbano and others. Members of Mr. Scott's family came from all around the nation.

Save the date!
70th Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Saturday evening, October 24, 2015 * Circus Circus Mandalay Ballroom, Reno

News from the Branch

The decades-long fight save minority school library functions

Next library board meeting 4:00 p.m. July 15, Sierra View Branch, Reno Town Mall, S. Virginia and Peckham, kitty-korner from Atlantis Hotel
The Duncan/Traner and Verdi closures are not on the agenda. Stay tuned.

Library closures could cost $450K in grant violations
By Trevon Milliard / Reno Gazette-Journal 7-8-2015

Former Republican Assembly speaker supports library campaign
6-30-2015 — Former Nevada Assembly Speaker William "Bill" Bilyeu, R-Elko, has expressed his support of saving the community mixed-use libraries. "Please add my voice to the support to keep the library open. As a kid growing up in a small town, the little library that we had (manned by volunteers) was a special place for me. Often my rather meager allowance was taken up by fines for overdue books as at any given moment I had the maximum number of books on loan," Bilyeu wrote to the Branch. He served as speaker in 1985 and has practiced law in Reno in recent decades.

6-21-2015— Reno Gazette-Journal editorial: Don't rush to close Reno library

6-18 Barbano on TV-4: Library director is "duplicitous" about lack of impact. Here's the real impact.
See the re-run at 9:30 p.m. PDT on northwestern Nevada Charter cable channel 190 or view it online anytime at It's also available via Charter On-Demand.
Complete statewide re-run schedule:

Reno Gazette-Journal: Library director says closure plans move forward despite protests
By Trevon Milliard / 6-18-2015
The above article is fragmental. Branch President Patricia Gallimore is not described as such in the accompanying photo in the print edition and the caption is dropped entirely online. The headline and most of the article reflect Library Director Arnie Maurins' spin. Actually, the board told Maurins that his proposal was poorly researched. They admonished him not to bring the issue back until he had performed due diligence. He will try again next month. Freedom of information filings for financial data have been made by library supporters who hope that Mr. Maurins will also explain his new math and demonstrate how, by cutting 22 person-hours at Duncan/Traner and Verdi, he can generate 80 person-hours elsewhere.

6:10 p.m. PDT 6-17-2015: KRNV TV-4 has reported that the library board has tabled this issue until its July meeting. Good job, everyone — including Verdi residents.

Act today to once again save minority school library functions
The library board meets today all the way down in south Reno. Show up, call or e-mail.
As in 2012 before we protested, the Washoe County Library Board is again looking to cut minority school library services.

"5a. New Business / For Possible Action: Direction to Staff to Pursue Termination of Two Interlocal Agreements Involving the Washoe County Library System, the Washoe County School District, and the Nevada Department of Wildlife, as Applied to the Joint-Use Libraries at the Duncan STEM Academy and the Verdi Elementary School."
Scroll down to item 5a on page 19

June 17, 2015, 4:00 p.m. PDT
South Valleys Library and Gallery / 15650-A Wedge Parkway / Reno 89511

(775) 327-8343
E-Mail Administrative Assistant Tamara Gaston

Washoe County Library Board of Trustees
Sara Sattler, Chair / Ms. Sattler is a Washoe County School District teacher
Dr. Alfred Stoess, Vice-Chair /
John Kupersmith, retired librarian and photographer /
Dr. Fred Lokken / Dr. Lokken is a longtime Truckee Meadows Community College political science professor
Derek Wilson, Partner, Rubicon Design Group /

Friends of Washoe County Library
P.O. Box 7103
Reno, NV 89510-7103
(775) 324-5522

County looks to close library in one of Reno's poorest neighborhoods
By Anjeanette Damon / Reno Gazette-Journal 6-17-2015

Déjà vu all over again—Maurins marauding just like 2012
Washoe County Library Director Arnie Maurins
Telephone: 775-327-8340
FAX: 775-327-8393

Blasts from the past
Morrison & Maurins: M&M's hard to swallow
"Commissioners and the county manager say they don't want to lose the facilities and that the impetus for gutting them is coming from Maurins who can cover his ass by saying that he's acting on recommendations from a now-defunct citizens advisory committee, a member of which told me last week that they only made up a list of options."
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-20-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune

Major media scramble the facts: Here's the straight story
"Back in 1997, a group of local activists and ex-NFL players led by Reno-Sparks NAACP stalwart Darryl Feemster and former UNR football star Charvez Foger raised money to build a library between Glenn Duncan Elementary and Traner Middle School. About 96 of every 100 students thereat qualify for free lunches because their family incomes are so very low."
Superintendent Morrison muzzles staff, cancels rally
The May 8 meeting at Duncan/Traner was closed at the last minute.
Representatives of the NAACP, KRNV TV-4, KOLO TV-8 and the Reno Gazette-Journal were barred.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-13-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune

Glenn Duncan Elementary Principal Susan Kehoe: Library critically needed
Reno Gazette-Journal 5-7-2012
Superstats Superintendent Morrison immediately ordered everyone to shut up

Stay tuned to this website.


We Don't Need No Education Part LVI—>
Al Capone takes stock of Nevada education
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-16-2015 Sparks Tribune

Save the date!
70th Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Saturday evening, October 24, 2015 * Circus Circus Mandalay Ballroom, Reno

Membership Meeting Agendas
Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510

Second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School / Library — June 11 ONLY
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m. / General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Next meeting August 13, 2015

2015-16 officers and executive committee

Become a member / contribute

Reno-Sparks NAACP Facebook Page
INSTAGRAM: renosparks_naacp

2015 News & Events Archive

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Poor Denny's Almanac for June 3: From Dens of Iniquity to Holy of Holies

Vatican press statement/June 3d 1963: "He suffers no more."

On this date in 1647, Puritans in the British Parliament outlawed Christmas; in 1825, the United States expropriated all Kansa tribal land (20 million acres/81000 km of land), putting the tribe on a reservation and giving their land to whites; in 1864, former California Governor John Bigler, after whom Lake Tahoe was once named, left Virginia City following a visit to use the hot springs at Steamboat south of Reno; in 1906 for the second day in a row, the Nevada State Journal reported on its contention that workers at the little mountain lumber town of Floriston were paying a dollar a month fee for health care and were being given grossly inadequate care by their employers; in 1937, the Las Vegas Typographical Union began an effort to convince businesses to get their printing done in the community and not send it out to Los Angeles or other cities; in 1944, at a London reception, General George Patton called out to General James Gavin, “I’ll see you in the Pas De Calais, Gavin”, which later decoded cables revealed caused the Nazis to assume that the invasion of Europe would come at Calais; in 1955, Barbara Graham, former Tonopah resident who was convicted of murder after the notorious “Bloody Babs” newspaper campaign against her but whose guilt was uncertain, was executed at San Quentin (in an Oscar-winning performance, Susan Hayward portrayed Graham in 1958’s I Want to Live); in 1963, one of the monumental figures of the 20th century, Pope John 23d, died in Rome after a life that included the rescue of Bulgarian Jews from the Nazis and the beginnings of reconciliation of the Catholic Church with Protestants and Jews (on his fiftieth birthday in 1931, he wrote in his diary that he was “humble and ashamed before the Lord” because he had “achieved very little in half a century of life”); in 1971, Jimmy Hoffa announced he would not run for reelection as president of the Teamsters Union in order to devote full time to his new job as an inmate at Lewisburg federal penitentiary; in 1991, the body of civil rights leader Medgar Evers was exhumed from Arlington National Cemetery and secretly taken to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York for a second autopsy after the results of the first 1963 autopsy could not be located for use in the 1994 trial that convicted Byron De La Beckwith; in 2003, a special session of the Nevada Legislature, the first of two in June, began at Governor Kenny Guinn’s order less than a day after the regular 2003 legislative session ended. [Courtesy of longtime Nevada reporter Dennis Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac. Copyright © 2007-2015 Dennis Myers.]

Stench of sulfur suffuses Nevada's year of the gun
The ghost of Trayvon Martin today hangs heavy over Sparks.
Would killer Wayne Burgarello have been acquitted if he was black?

Barbwire by Barbano / Uncensored full-length edition expanded from the 6-2-2015 Sparks Tribune

Escaped slave and Civil War 79th U.S. Colored Infantry Union Soldier Pvt. Scott Carnal honored at Dayton Cemetery 98 years after his death.

Dogs and ponies, DARE traps and tokenism
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-26-2015 Sparks Tribune

¡Viva Chávez!

César Chávez Celebration XIII / Celebración de César Chávez XIII
Tuesday 31 March 2015
/ Martes 31 de Marzo 2015
Circus Circus Reno

The Branch was well-represented at the annual event. Sen. Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas, delivered the keynote address. UNR student-activist and Occupy Carson City leader Janette Dean circulated petitions in support of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (SJR 16), introduced by Kihuen, Sen. Patricia Spearman, D-N. Las Vegas, and six other Democrats.

United Auto Workers member and César Chávez Nevada Labor Hall-of-Famer George "Battling" Nelson circulated petitions supporting a posthumous presidential pardon for the great heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. Nelson read a letter of endorsement from former Washoe County D.A. and District Judge Mills Lane and his family. Retired world-class referee Lane has been inducted in the national boxing hall of fame.

Representing the Branch were four-time past presidents Lucille Adin and Lonnie Feemster, First Vice-President Andrew Barbano, Executive Committee members Donald Gallimore, Sr., Frank Perez & Larry Wilson and member Shannon Gallimore. As always, the Branch set up a display and table with membership, issue and community involvement information. SaveMart SHARES cards benefiting Branch fundraising were distributed at every place setting. SaveMart managers and workers attended and spoke. For more information covering the event, go to

César Chávez fought for the dignity of work
by Tony Mayorga

Guest Commentary / Reno Gazette-Journal / 3-31-2015

Harry Reid, Eddy Arnold, César Chávez and Gaga Madonna
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-31-2015 Sparks Tribune

Barbano decries GOP strategy to cripple labor, then gerrymander Nevada control thru at least 2022
By Cole Stangler / International Business Times 3-25-2015

Branch highlights of the 2015 Nevada Legislative Session

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School superintendent's address to branch makes news

SPECIAL BULLETIN Feb. 16: Reno-Sparks NAACP President Patricia Gallimore was a guest on 50,000-watt KKKOH Radio (780 on the a.m. dial) at 4:00 p.m.

Insight from the super and the super-senator

Washoe County School District Interim Superintendent Traci Davis spoke at the general membership meeting of Feb. 12. Trustee Veronica Frenkel also attended, as did a surprise guest, Sen. Patricia Spearman, D-N. Las Vegas, who many will remember as the rousing keynote speaker at the branch's 2013 Freedom Fund Dinner.

Patricia Gallimore, President (775) 746-9453
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President (775) 786-1455
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Washoe school superintendent addresses NAACP
First since 2009

RENO, NEV. (2-11-2015) — Interim Washoe County school superintendent Traci Davis will address the Reno-Sparks NAACP at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Rita Cannan Elementary School multi-purpose room, 2450 Cannan Street in Reno.

Washoe County School District Trustees Veronica Frenkel and Dr. Barbara McLaury will also attend. The district has endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposals to expand educational opportunities and funding. (Reno Gazette-Journal 1-28-2015)

The event marks the first time a superintendent has come before the branch since 2009.

Davis came to Reno after serving as one of several regional directors within the Clark County School District, the nation's fifth-largest. She has expressed interest in becoming permanent Washoe superintendent. (Reno Gazette-Journal 1-23-2015)

Now in its 50th year, Rita Cannan Elementary is one of the district's oldest schools.

The NAACP is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112 was formally chartered in 1947.

UPDATE 2-12-2015 2:16 p.m. PST:

Trustee McLaury sends her regrets as she is unable to make it tonight due to an unforeseen conflict in her schedule. She sends her regrets. As of now, Trustee Frenkel will be attending.

Thank you!

Jennifer Caravantes
Board of Trustee Community Engagement Specialist
Washoe County School District

Details of Supt. Davis' and Sen. Patricia Spearman's addresses from the 2-17 Sparks Tribune

Dropout tracking restored: School superintendent ends practice of culling list.
“Traci Davis never wipes students out of the system.”
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-26-2015

Washoe's new school superintendent talks about her work.
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-26-2015

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Newlands race views debated
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-26-2015

The South Rises Again. Does Ira Hansen know about this?
3 states make MLK holiday a co-celebration honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Shaun King / Daily KOS 1-22-2015

Education Dysfunction Part LIII—>
Gov. Veto El Obtusè talks some trash
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-20-2015 Sparks Tribune

Hiding in Plain Sight —>
NAACP education expos
és go mainstream 2 years later
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII —>
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

Criticism of manipulated Washoe and Clark County graduation statistics validated
BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education — The neverending story

Progressive Leadership Alliance publishes biennial racial equity report card on state lawmakers
Las Vegas Sun 2-27-2014

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Membership Meeting Agendas
Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School / Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m. / General Membership 7:00 p.m.

2015-16 Officers and Executive Committee

Complaint Form
The NAACP cannot act without a written complaint

Membership Forms, choose format: .jpg or .pdf

Reno-Sparks-Washoe Education: Smoke & Mirrors

Saving Local Libraries 2015
Saving Local Libraries 2012

Voting Rights

Trayvon Martin Murder Archive

How to join / Annual membership / Donate

Links / History / Archives

Mission and Objectives

Meeting place and times

2015 News & Events Archive

2014 News & Events Archive

Annual César Chávez Day Celebration

Reno-Sparks Branch Past-Presidents Honor Roll

Reno-Sparks NAACP Facebook Page
INSTAGRAM: renosparks_naacp

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Dear Members and Friends: At left is a Save-Mart SHARES card. If you don't have one, please contact us to get one that's been coded especially for the Branch. You must obtain them from us, not at Save-Mart. It is a very important fundraising tool. Please use it at checkout whenever you patronize Save-Mart. Up to 3 percent of your purchase will be sent to the Branch. There is no cost to you. If you need additional cards for family and friends, just let us know.

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NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Phone (775) 322-2992


2015-16 Officers

Patricia Gallimore, President
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President/Webmaster
Second Vice-President (vacant)
Heather Hauskins, Secretary
Gale Sanders, Treasurer

Executive Committee
Lucille Adin, Lonnie Feemster, Donald Gallimore, Sr.; Kelli Gallimore, Jane Moon, Elder William Moon, Rev. William C. Webb, Larry Wilson (+ two vacancies)

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Monthly meetings
Second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School

Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Meeting agendas
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Useful Links

Other Nevada Branches "Contributions, heritage and culture of people who have not been well-represented in northern Nevada’s public image." Student-produced series supervised by former Reno-Sparks Branch President Kenneth Dalton, which led to the following article—>

African-Americans who have shaped Nevada
Several Reno-Sparks Branch members past & present profiled
Matthew B. Brown / Nevada Magazine Jan-Feb 2014

Nevada Humanities Civil Rights Gallery

History of Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
University of Nevada Special Collections

Alice Lucretia Smith, 1902-1990

The Nevada Black History Project

Nevada NAACP in the Civil Rights Era

University of California Oral History Project
1961 Interview with Tarea Pittman
NAACP West Coast Regional Director

History of Civil Rights in Nevada
University of Nevada Oral History Program

Includes links to the story of the fabled Las Vegas Moulin Rouge and the legacies of civil rights giants Lubertha Johnson, Gov. Grant Sawyer, Ralph Denton and Clarence Ray

Lubertha Miller Johnson (1906-1989): NAACP branch president, Nevada civil rights and womens' rights pioneer

Reno-Sparks Branch Past-Presidents Honor Roll

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Reno-Sparks NAACP 2014 Archive

Reno-Sparks NAACP 2013 Archive

Reno-Sparks NAACP 2012 Archive

Reno-Sparks NAACP 2011 Archive

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