Black & Thriving
June 19, 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Texas finally received word: They were free.
The fight for true freedom ever since has been continuous and full of barriers. Freedom is a thread, and a fight, woven through this nation's history and current political climate. In spite of attempts to limit our access to the ballot box, the economy, and basic civil rights - we thrive.
This Juneteenth, take action to celebrate and ensure true freedom for all.
Thriving looks different in different communities. This Juneteenth, let's show the world what it looks like to be Black and thriving. Head to Instagram and share a photo or video of you and your community winning.
Make sure to tag us @NAACP and use the hashtag #BlackandThriving so we can share!
Black and thriving means standing boldly in your identity and authenticity and deciding no matter the obstacles, hurdles, or pitfalls, I will win. Because – who else but me?- Trovon Williams, SVP, Marketing and Communications, NAACP
Black Americans have the right to thrive in any state - including Florida. This is a state that clearly devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced, by Black Americans and other marginalized groups.
Help us continue the fight against Florida's regressive policies by calling out Governor Ron DeSantis on his deliberate assault on Black Americans and our history.
Higher education should be the key to a better future, instead of a lifetime debt sentence. Black Americans will face additional hardships if repayment continues. Student debt is a civil rights issue, and equitable education and economic opportunity for all Black people is vital for our communities.
Urge President Biden to take executive action on student debt relief.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $115 million to support water infrastructure investments within the City of Jackson, but the work does not stop here. We must continue to demand access to free water testing and other essential resources to ensure the safety of Jackson residents.
Sign our petition to demand clean water for all.
Juneteenth and Onward
Continue to use your power by taking action on the legislative changes needed to move us toward freedom and justice.Take Action
Join the Ongoing Fight
The journey toward true freedom and democracy continues. Join the NAACP to stay in the fight in your own community.Become a Member