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Founding of Local Unit

The Founding of the Dayton Unit NAACP



In 1914, from the 5th Annual Report of the NAACP: Prospective branches, most of the following are to be chartered in the near future:  


Albuquerque, NM      Columbus, OH           New Orleans, LA                St. Joseph, MO      


Atlantic City, NJ        Dayton, OH                Peoria, IL                            Toledo, OH    


Baltimore, MD           Des Moines, IA          Springfield, IL           


Cincinnati, OH           Jacksonville, IL          Springfield, OH  


The Dayton Chapter of the NAACP was established on February 9, 1915 at Zion Baptist Church. The Dayton Chapter NAACP was Officially Chartered by the NAACP Board of Directors on May 10, 1915. During that year, the chapter had 75 members. Its primary objective that year was to stop attempt at segregation in Dayton Public Schools. For the year the chapter raised $96 to further its work.  


The First Branch Officers are as follows:  


James C. Farrow, President; Moses H. Jones, Vice President; William O. Stokes, Secretary; Miss L.M. Troy, Treasurer; Rev. Robert T. James, Chaplain.


The First Executive Committee Members are as follows:  


Charles Price; W. D. Chamberlain; Frederick Rike; Mrs. Charles S. Kumler; E. C. Harley; Rabbi David Lefkowitz; Rev. E. E. Thompson; Mrs. Julia Carnell; Dr. B. A. Rose



Click Link: Dayton Unit NAACP Charter Minutes - 1915



Click Link: Dayton Unit NAACP Charter



Click Link: Dayton Unit NAACP Chronology November 2015



Click Link: Dayton Unit NAACP Presidents Down Through The Years 



President's Spotlight

Derrick Foward"Move Forward With Foward"

Fellow Citizens:

Achieving constitutional justice in America isn't easy, but with your help, we will be one step closer. The unemployment rates across the country are staggering for people of African American descent. In almost every City in the these United States of America, the unemployment rate for African Americans is almost doubled the national average. We need to hold every employer accountable to the following mandate as outlined in the United States Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be Self-Evident, that All Men Are Created Equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain Unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Ask yourself, if all men are created equal, how do disparities exist? "We the People..." expect equality!!!

"Our Success Is Influenced By Your Actions (DLF)"

Your community servant,

Derrick L. Foward