Lebanon County Branch 26AA of the NAACP began to form in summer and fall 2020 and was officially chartered by the national organization on what we consider our birthday: February 20, 2021. At present we are some 85 members strong and still growing. Our 12-member Executive Committee is listed on the About Us page.
Proud to be members of our nation's oldest and most prestigious civil rights organization, we are one of more than 2,200 units with more than 2 million members across the nation. We formed because of a pressing need in Lebanon County for greater transparency & accountability among our public officials and public institutions with respect to civil and human rights.
The easiest & quickest way to renew your membership or start a new membership is through the national NAACP website, linked from the button below. We are Branch 26AA-B Lebanon County, PA. Everyone who lives or works in Lebanon County is not only eligible but warmly invited to join our Branch. If you try to renew but don't know your Membership ID, please email us and we will get that information to you asap.
We invite you to view this talk on "critical race theory" by Lebanon Valley College Professor Emeritus of History and Branch Secretary Michael Schroeder, delivered on Zoom at our general membership meeting of July 7, 2022.
Held under a copse of trees on the campus of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, on July 4, 2022, this Third Annual Frederick Douglass Community Oration was organized by Lebanon County Branch 26AA of the NAACP in collaboration with Lebanon Valley College as a solemn and celebratory act of public remembrance, one day shy of the 170th anniversary of the first time the famed abolitionist & orator delivered his historic speech in Rochester, NY. The taproots of racism run very deep in our country, and we cannot uproot that toxic legacy without ruthlessly honest and unfettered remembrance of their origins in 246 years of racialized slavery.