Humanitarian Award

JEFFERSON COUNTY NAACP HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated or performed a very significant humanitarian role in sharing with another person or persons in the Jefferson County community relief, encouragement or assistance during the preceding year or years.

PURPOSE

The Humanitarian Award is awarded to encourage charitable and voluntary aid to persons in need, those who are ill and/or to aid youth who are in need of guidance and assistance.

CONDITIONS

The Jefferson County NAACP Humanitarian Award may be presented annually to a person of African descent who has enabled another person or group to overcome cultural, physical or mental handicap to the extent, that without this involvement, the receiver would be in considerable difficulty.  The humanitarian act(s) must be voluntary and should have occurred over a reasonable period of time; the act may have occurred in an emergency or in another state; or in or out of the residence.  The humanitarian’s act(s) may have relied on professional guidance to assist the receiver(s).

SELECTION

The Humanitarian Award Committee is made up of persons who have previously been selected for the award and the branches first and second vice presidents.  The Committee may select its own chair annually.  The Committee’s decision is final in all matters affecting the award.  The award is usually presented during the Jefferson County NAACP African-American Heritage and Cultural Festival and the presentation speech is delivered by a distinguished citizen.  It is solely up to the discretion of the Committee whether to make an award in any one year or the committee may see fit to withhold the award if there are no acts which merit consideration during the preceding year or preceding years.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE AWARD

Recommendations for the award must be submitted in writing to the Branch Secretary by the second Tuesday in August of each year.  Such recommendation should state in detail the achievement of the person recommended.

 

Announcements

Chitlin Circuit

 

Chitlin’s Circuit Music
The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society will sponsor an
evening of Chitlin’ Circuit music on Saturday, August 8 from 7 to 9pm.
The location is the rear yard of the Fisherman Hall at the corner of
South West Street and West Academy Street in Charles Town.  Local DJ
Vincent Hosby will provide the music.  All music will be pre 1964 that
was played during the Chitlin’ Circuit era. Please bring your lawn chair
or blanket to sit on.
The Chitlin Circuit is the collective name given to the string of
performance venue throughout the eastern, southern and upper mid-
western area of the United States that were safe and acceptable for
African-American musicians, comedians and other entertainers to
perform during the age of racial segregation in the United States.
Jefferson County WV, is considered by many to be the gateway to the
Chitlin’ Circuit. After the performers left New York, Philadelphia and
Washington, DC, Jefferson County was one of the first stops going
south.  Some of the artist that stayed in the Payne Hotel and performed
in the area were: Ike and Tina Turner, Lloyd Price, Little Richard, James
Brown, Bullmoose Jackson, the Clovers, Lynn Hope and Faye Adams.
This program is part of the Jefferson County African American Culture
and Heritage Festival.

 

Chitlin’s Circuit Music

The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society will sponsor an evening of Chitlin’ Circuit music on Saturday, August 8 from 7 to 9pm. The location is the rear yard of the Fisherman Hall at the corner ofSouth West Street and West Academy Street in Charles Town.  Local DJ Vincent Hosby will provide the music.  All music will be pre 1964 thatwas played during the Chitlin’ Circuit era. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

The Chitlin Circuit is the collective name given to the string of performance venue throughout the eastern, southern and upper mid-western area of the United States that were safe and acceptable for African-American musicians, comedians and other entertainers to perform during the age of racial segregation in the United States.

Jefferson County WV, is considered by many to be the gateway to the Chitlin’ Circuit. After the performers left New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, Jefferson County was one of the first stops going south.  Some of the artist that stayed in the Payne Hotel and performed in the area were: Ike and Tina Turner, Lloyd Price, Little Richard, JamesBrown, Bullmoose Jackson, the Clovers, Lynn Hope and Faye Adams. This program is part of the Jefferson County African American Culture and Heritage Festival.

 
West Virginia State Conference Convention

 

Dates: August 7-8 2015

Location:    Charles Town, West Virginia

The WV State Conference will be held at:

* Fisherman Hall * Southwest & Academy Streets

  • * Registration begins at 9:00 am on Friday, August 7th

  • *  The conference will end at 12 noon on Saturday, August 8th

*  On Friday night at 7 pm, the banquet will be held at the Wainwright Baptist Church, 413 West Avis Street, across the street from Fisherman Hall.

*  Banquet tickets $30.

*  Contact:  info@jcwvnaacp.org

  • **  State Conference Registration Fee is $15.00 for all Branches. Delegate Fee is $15 per person.
  • **  Branches should plan to send at least two delegates.
 
22ND ANNUAL JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE HERITAGE FESTIVAL &

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
3:00pm Fashion Extravaganza -Betty Roper
Auditorium
Friday, August 15
2:00—5pm Job Fair @ Star Lodge Masonic Hall
7:00pm-8:30pm Gospel Extravaganza @ Betty Roper
Auditorium (Sponsored by the Skinner Law Firm)
7:00-10:00pm Youth Block Park (festival ground)SUNDAY, AUGUST 103:00pm Fashion Extravaganza -Betty RoperAuditorium

Friday, August 15

2:00—5pm Job Fair @ Star Lodge Masonic Hall

7:00pm-8:30pm Gospel Extravaganza @ Betty Roper

Auditorium (Sponsored by the Skinner Law Firm)

7:00-10:00pm Youth Block Park (festival ground)

Saturday, August 16

9am-11am Kids Workshop (Sponsored by Home

Depot)

10am –2pm Health Fair by Health Pact of Wash. DC

12:00 Noon Parade kickoff

2:00 Opening Ceremony

2:15-3:00 Marching bands presentations

2:00-5pm Free pony rides and moon bounce

3:00-4:00 Karl Miller Gospel Revue

4:00-4:15 Free give a ways and announcements

4:30-5:30 OTB (Off the Block) Local R&B band

5:30 Free give a ways and announcements

5:45-6:30 OTB Band

7:00-8:30 Concert featuring Brother +1 Band

(Sponsored by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

Races)

Sunday, August 17

8:00am Niagara Movement Pilgrimage at the Murphy

Farm,- Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

9:30 am Memorial Service (a memorial service will be

held at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church located on

the former Storer College campus. immediately after

the pilgrimage,



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