BRANCH HISTORY

The Mystic Valley Area Branch's roots lie in the work of civic leaders from the West Medford community. The late Rev. Oscar Phillips of the Shiloh Baptist Church and Mr. Wallace Kountze, who was elected the branch’s first President, were the branch's early leaders. In August of 1977 they sent a list of 97 new members to the National office of the NAACP to apply for our own Charter. In October of 1977 the national office recognized Medford as an official branch.

 

Young members were a significant part of the new branch. A sufficient number of young people signed up to create a youth group within a year of the adult branch’s formation.

 

The Medford Branch ultimately changed its name to the Mystic Valley Area Branch, to grow and incorporate the energy from neighboring communities wanting become active in civil rights advocacy.

The Mystic Valley Area Branch is a part of a powerful, larger national organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP who's vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. 

WHO WE ARE

LEADERSHIP

Zane Crute, President

David Kilpatrick, Vice President

Doug Carr, 2nd Vice President

Schiffon Wong, 3rd Vice President/Chair of Reparations Committee

Clarence ("Ed") Ligon, Tresurer

Greg Bartlett, Secretary

Cornelius Prioleau, Chair of Economic Development & Housing Committee

Patricia Shepard, Chair of Political Action Committee

Regina Caines, Chair of Education Committee

Joseph Jones, Chair of Membership Committee

WHAT WE DO

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OUR COMMITMENTS:

Criminal Justice

Education Opportunity

Health Equity

Economic Development with Justice

Equal Access to Justice

Youth Empowerment

Police Reform

Reparations Legislation

Voter Access

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OUR COMMITTEES:

Economic Development & Housing

Reparations

Political Action

Education

Legal Redress

Membership

Events

Outreach

Rapid Response

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For general inquiries, please contact us at info@mva-naacp.org