February 12 (Thursday): Eastern L I NAACP Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the NAACP Across the East End

11:30-12:30 Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church, Greenport

2:00-3:30 Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton

4:00-5:30 Hampton Coffee, Water Mill

6:00-7:30 Riverhead Free Library, Riverhead

√ Branch President Lucius Ware will be in attendance at all events.

√ Clare Coss, playwright, will present a brief dramatic reading from her play on the oriigns of the NAACP: Dangerous Territory. Her new play, Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington, focuses on two of the NAACP's founders. Her play, Emmett, Down in My Heart (On Emmett Till and white silence) will be presented at the John Drew Theatre, Guild Hall, this summer. (Will be at all events starting at 2:00)

√ Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of HIstory at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY will speak on the ongoing urgency for NAACP activism from the New Deal to the New Obama era. She is the author of Eleanor Roosvelt, Vols I & II, working on Vol III; and The DeClassified Eisenhower: A Divided Legacy of Peace and Political Warfare. (Will be at all events starting at 2:00)

√ Coffee and cake will be served at all locations.

√ Theme = “Still Relevant…After 100 Years”.

√ Held in conjunction with February’s Black History Month