Founded in 1955


The 2020 vision of NAACP DeKalb is to EDUCATE the public on matters that impact them; EQUIP them with the necessary resources; and EMPOWER them to use this information to grow stronger.

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Leader's Reconciliation Retreat Oct. 28

A  2 ½  Hour Mini Retreat facilitated by Southern Truth And Reconciliation (STAR).  Join With Us Once Again

  • To Determine the Coalition’s Next Steps and Future Direction
  • To Further Strengthen the Group Bonds for the Meaningful Reconciliation Work Ahead 


D. E. Smith To Be Honored at Africa Expo Oct. 30

Attorney D. E. Smith will be honored at this years Africa Expo for her activism and work as chairperson with the Remembrance Project.  The Expo is a day of culture featuring local vendors, musical artists, poetry, dance, an African puppeteer, caricature artistry, face painting, non-profits, a 360-video experience, a kid’s tent, a panel discussion on authentic connections to Africa, an African ceremony honoring two activists in our community who have fought tirelessly for Black Lives.  11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  
Buy tickets and get details here 

SEE The full NAACP DeKalb Documentary THE JOURNEY

This is the full documentary of the NAACP Dekalb’s Journey from Remembrance to Reconciliation.

This video chronicles the three-year journey of the NAACP DeKalb Remembrance Project from discovery, to remembrance, and reconciliation. Anti-lynching activities were among the first human rights initiatives undertaken by the NAACP.

The DeKalb NAACP has worked tirelessly since its inception in 1955 to confront local discrimination, racism, and injustice and to seek racial equality and equal justice for all citizens. In early 2018, the DeKalb County Branch of the NAACP voted to partner with the Equal Justice Institute (EJI) of Montgomery, Alabama, and to create an ad hoc committee whose sole purpose would be to establish a memorial to the DeKalb County victims of lynching.  SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW THIS COMMUNITY WORKED TOGETHER ON THIS PROJECT.

“To Control a people you must first control What they THINK about Themselves and HOW they Regard their HISTORY and CULTURE. And when your conqueror makes you ASHAMED of your culture and your history, he needs No prison walls and no chains to HOLD you.” John Henrik Clarke #365Black

NAACP DeKalb Affirmation: Yesterday, enslavement. Today, liberty. With all my might and the grace of God, I shall fight to be forever free

October 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

We are going virtual for the general membership meeting on Saturday.   Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 890 6900 0017 +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
General Membership meetings are the 4th Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  Executive Committee meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (unless notified of a change in meeting times)

Community News

When We Fight, We Win.

COVID19 slowed us down but it did not stop us. NAACP DeKalb has installed three memorial markers in Dekalb County One in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse; One in William Perry Park , Lithonia; and the last marker at the corner of Ponce de Leon and Oakdale Ave. in Remembrance of the lynching and racial terror against Black people in the county. A formal ceremony will be held September 31, 2021. You can register for this virtual event HERE.


Our mission has been clear since our founding in 1909.  We work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.


Discrimination is real. It happens everyday and it could happen to you.  If you have a discrimination complaint about an event that has occurred in DeKalb County Georgia let us know.  Contact us.

We ask that those who seek our assistance put their complaint in writing, provide as much information as possible. The Legal Redress committee will contact you within 3 business days in an attempt to help where possible, or provide guidance to individuals on how to exercise their rights. The NAACP Dekalb County Branch may provide legal information and assistance to concerned citizens, but does not provide legal advice or legal information via e-mail. For legal advice, you should consult a local attorney.

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