We were quite pleased with the display of the flag, charter, and photograph, and accompanying narrative at the “We Return Fighting” exhibit. I can’t begin to imagine what the founders of Post 63 would think about the flag and charter on display at National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). None of this would have been possible without the Tolbert family and the JCBHPS treasuring and preserving them over the past 90 years.
African American Women’s Experiences in Jefferson County: 1930s to 1960s
The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom
Trail March will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
The March will assemble at the Charles Town
Library and step off at 2pm sharp and proceed
to the Betty Roper Auditorium where the
program will begin at 2:30. The theme this yearis PEACE and LOVE.
The public is urged to come and participate.
For additional information call: 304-725-9610
Signed April 30th, 2019 and presented to the Jefferson County NAACP on may 14, 2019, Charles Town Mayor Scott Rogers set forth an official proclamation providing an extremely long overdue apology to the African-American community for the damages caused by the city of Charles Town by slavery, and Jim Crow.
May this proclamation lead to needed healing and racial reconciliation in our community.
Jefferson County Museum Hosts Vintage Photo Talk on African American Life in Jefferson County—Then and Now
Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm
The Jefferson County Museum invites the public to a free presentation of vintage photographs by the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Jefferson County Museum. The slide show and talk, African American Life in Jefferson County – Then and Now, will feature photographs from the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society’s collection. Light refreshments will be served.
Jefferson County Museum
200 East Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
The Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP will hold its 55th Annual Freedom
Fund Banquet this Saturday, October 13 th , at 3pm at the Clarion Hotel in Harpers
Ferry, WV. Tickets to the banquet are $35. To purchase a ticket, contact Mrs.
Janet Jeffries at 304-725-4094.
The Rev. Ernest D. Lyles, Sr. will be the keynote speaker. Rev. Lyles is a
seasoned activist and highly regarded for his integrity and work in the civil and
human rights arena. He has a compelling history of perseverance, and a
relentless pursuit for justice for all people. Rev. Lyles served as the pastor of Mt.
Zion United Methodist Church in Charles Town and Asbury United Methodist
Church in Shepherdstown before moving to Washington DC to become the
Senior Pastor of the Brighter Day Ministries. Lyles has spent much of his time
developing charitable corporations and programs to help the unfortunate, especially the youth.
Project Excel, one of the programs that Lyles initiated has the distinction of being one of the best and
most efficient education programs in the state for youths.
There will be a silent auction. Come at 2:30 P.M. to peruse the silent auction.