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Darryl K. Feemster, Sr., 1962-2017

Coming in October 2018
73rd Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

Watch this site for updates.

Reno-Sparks NAACP executive committee and general membership meetings
Second Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Community Law Enforcement Forum II

Thursday, 14 Sept. 2017
Reno Fire Dept. Division Chief Dick Nachtsheim and EMS Division Chief Dennis Nolan
re: EMT training and department recruitment
Susan Ripson, Nevada Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Suicide Prevention

Thursday, 10 Aug. 2017
Guest speaker: Washoe County Public Defender Christine Brady
Political Action Chair's 10 Aug. 2017 Report to the Branch

Thursday, 13 July 2017
Guest speaker: State Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks
7-13-2017 meeting highlights


Latest Klannish Nevada racism reports

Rewriting the Civil War and the Mexican War
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 9-27-2017 Sparks Tribune / Updated 9-28-2017

Freedom loving racists shoot to rewrite history
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 9-20-2017 Sparks Tribune

Virginia City Nevada celebrates Slave Labor Day
Barbwire by Andres Luis Barbáno / Special online Labor Day edition 9-2-2017 / Updated 9-3,4,5

When will they ever learn?

In Solidarity with Charlottesville — In the latest of apparently endless local commemorations of racial violence, Reno-Sparks Branch President Patricia Gallimore addressed a twilight crowd of about 300 on the banks of the Truckee River in front of Reno City Hall on Aug. 14. She was interviewed by the area NBC affiliate that afternoon and recorded comments which aired on KUNR-fm Aug. 15.





Archival photos from previous area demonstrations.

Library enters third decade of service
Sunday, Aug. 6: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Duncan-Traner Community Library, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the library on Carville. Kids get books with backpacks to carry them, prize drawings, ice cream and surprises. Watch this website.

Library Fest
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-3-2017

Duncan Community Library Celebrates 20th
Barbwire by Barbano / Sparks Tribune 8-2-2017

On Aug. 4, 1944, after 25 months in hiding, the eight members of the Frank family of Amsterdam were hauled out of the secret annex, a hiding place in a building behind Prinsengracht 263, and sent to Westerbork transit camp, then to Auschwitz (Miep Gies, who had hidden the Franks, retrieved Anne’s famous diary from the annex after the police departed and gave it to Anne’s father after the war and it was published as The Diary of a Young Girl rather than under the title its author gave it—The Secret Annex); in 1961, except in the minds of a cult called birthers, Barack Obama was born in Honolulu; in 1964, the bodies of three lynching victims—civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman—were found in an earthen dam on the Old Jolly Farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi 44 days after they vanished, events fictionalized in the deceitful film Mississippi Burning; in 1987, the Federal Communications Commission repealed the “fairness” doctrine which requires broadcasters to carry certain types of content and prevents broadcasting from enjoying first amendment rights (President Reagan later vetoed an effort to reimpose the doctrine). (Courtesy of Nevada journalist Dennis Myers'daily almanac.) Also on this date, two great artists were born: Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1792 and Louis Armstrong in 1901.

On Aug. 2, 1924, author James Baldwin was born in New York City. The author of "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "The Fire Next Time" and so many other works, eventually relocated to France to escape the stigma of being known as "the black author." He died on 1 Dec. 1987 in St. Paul de Vence, France; on this date in 1942, farmworker José Gallardo Díaz, near death, was found in a road near Sleepy Lagoon reservoir in southern California, sparking a wartime orgy of anti-Latino police and journalism activities, dubious prosecutions of suspects, and the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943; on this date in 1957, The Big Beat, a rock and roll show that predated American Bandstand and featured an astonishing array of stars, appeared for the last time, cancelled by ABC after singer Frankie Lymon was spotted dancing with a white girl on the show. (The 1924 item was suggested by Garrison Keillor's daily Writers Almanac sponsored on National Public Radio by The Poetry Foundation; the latter pair appear courtesy of longtime Nevada jourmalist Dennis Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac.)

On July 28, 1917 during World War One and after rioting whites in East St. Louis killed 40 black residents, 8,000 African Americans marched down Fifth Avenue in absolute silence to protest U.S. oppression of its black citizens in community life and in the armed services; on 7-28-1932 in the District of Columbia, four troops of cavalry, six tanks, infantrymen with machine guns, and miscellaneous other forces all led by Douglas MacArthur (who said the fate of the republic was at stake) attacked the Bonus Army, unemployed veterans of World War One who had marched across the nation to demand early payment of a promised bonus; on 7-28-1967, President Johnson established the National Commission on Civil Disorders (whose report, submitted on February 29 1968, he ignored). (Courtesy of Nevada journalist Dennis Myers'daily almanac.)

On July 27, 2017, Jane Moon came home from Renown Medical Center safe and sound; as did Branch leaders who braved the wildes of Baltimore, MD, for the NAACP National Convention. President Trump is on the record as stating that there are no Republicans in Baltimore. We will ask our delegation (President Patricia Gallimore, four-time past-president Lonnie Feemster, and Second VP Don Gallimore, Sr.) if they experienced any elephant sightings.

William Moon 1932-2017
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-13-2017

Bill Moon visitation July 7, memorial service July 8

Memorial Services Scheduled for Two Former Reno-Sparks NAACP Presidents
By Shelbi Jay / Text and Video / KTVN TV-2 (CBS) June 25 and 28, 2017

NEW —> Footprints of a giant: Eddie Scott's formal obituary with a rare historic photo of the signing into law of the 1961 Nevada Civil Rights Act

Ask not for whom the bell tolls

Reno, Nevada, USA, Sunday 25 June 2017 / Updated 27, 28 & 29 June and 5 & 6 July 2017

TO: Reno-Sparks NAACP members and friends

Three obituaries turned into four on a transcendent Sunday.

Rest in Peace, Elder William Moon (1932-2017)
We have just been informed of the passing of Elder William Moon, 85. The former Branch president left this plane on Sunday, June 25, after a short illness. His family says that he passed away peacefully at his Reno home. Bill Moon served two years as President of NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112 in 1991-92. His wife, Jane Moon, is the longtime branch scholarship committee chair and has served as branch treasurer and secretary. Both are NAACP life members and sit on
the Branch executive committee.

Mr. and Mrs. Moon were awarded the Reno-Sparks NAACP Dedication and Service Award at the 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet.

His memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Reno North Stake, 2505 Kings Row, 89503. William Moon was an lder in the LDS Church. Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday, July 8, at Walton's Funeral Home, 875 W. 2nd Street, Reno. Remembrances may be posted at

Among his numerous civic activities, he was named to the Reno Planning Commission in 1980 and for many years served on and chaired the City of Reno Civil Service Commission. In 2013 he was given the Humanitarian Award at the Interfaith Community Memorial Service.

Please monitor this website for additional information as it becomes available. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife and family.


On June 26, some Branch members tried to be in two places at once.

Rest in Peace, Ernest W. Mack, 1957-2017
The homegoing celebration of Ernest W. Mack, 59, took place at Greater Light Christian Center, 2400 W. 7th St., Reno, NV 89503. Visitation was at 9:00a.m., service at 10:00. Mr. Mack was the brother of Reno-Sparks NAACP Executive Committee Member Bertha Mullins, a longtime branch mainstay. Here is Mr. Mack's official obituary.

Rest in Peace, Jordan Keith Buggs, 1996-2017
Also at 10:00 a.m., Little Flower Church at Kietzke and Plumb Lanes, Reno 89502, hosted the memorial of Jordan Keith Buggs, 21. His mother, Jenny Martinez, is a friend of the Branch and sits on that same Reno Civil Service Commission once chaired with distinction by Elder Moon. Here is the young man's official obituary.

And finally at a time of finalities,


Eddie B. Scott, 1928-2017

Branch Executive Committee Member Rev. William C. Webb will conduct Mr. Scott's memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Reno's Second Baptist Church, 1265 Montello Street, 89512. A reception will be held at the church immediately thereafter. Private inurnment will be conducted at Mountain View, 435 Stoker, Reno, NV 89503. Here is the formal obituary of one man who re-made Nevada law and practice at a time when civil rights advocacy could cost your life.
Just added:
Historic photo of the signing into law of the landmark 1961 Nevada Civil Rights Act.

Update: From Barbwire by Barbano in the 7-5-2017 Sparks Tribune: Eddie Scott was remembered last Friday at Reno's Second Baptist Church. The highlight came in remarks by veteran newsman Ed Pearce, asked by Scott himself to say a few words. Pearce's entire text will be posted at

Requiescant in pace.

Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112



Eddie Scott, 1928-2017
Updated with new photos

SEATTLE, WA (5-22-2017, updated 6-16 and 6-20-2017) — Former Branch President and Nevada civil rights legend Eddie B. Scott is dead, a victim of cancer at 88. Rev. William C. Webb will come out of retirement to conduct Mr. Scott's memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, at Reno's Second Baptist Church, 1265 Montello Street. Arrive early. Watch this site for more information as it develops.

Eddie ventured out on the front lines when such temerity could (and often did) get people killed. May the great man rest in peace knowing that he did his work so admirably well.

NEW—>The best journalist in Nevada composes a masterpiece remembrance of the man we knew — and didn't know



On 20 June 1967, heavyweight champion and Muslim minister Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating the federal draft law (he was stripped of his title and blacklisted for three and a half years); in 1910, the Nevada governor’s office reported a flood of telegrams and other communications asking Governor Denver Dickerson to stop the Johnson/Jeffries prizefight in Reno, but Dickerson (traveling back to Nevada from Oregon) gave no indication that he planned to interfere with the fight. [Courtesy of Journalist Dennis Myers' Poor Denny's Almanac]

On 19 June 2004, a marker was dedicated in Virginia City commemorating African Americans on the Comstock near the site of the Boston Saloon, an African American owned business of the 1860s that was the subject of a 1999 dig by archeologist Kelly Dixon. [Courtesy of Journalist Dennis Myers' Poor Denny's Almanac]

Condemned at Birth
The diabetes establishment inhibits research on a very promising diabetes CURE
"Tell us how it will make ever make us money."
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno
/ Expanded from the 6-13-2017 Sparks Tribune / Updated 6-14 and 6-20-2017

June 17: Annual Juneteenth Celebration 12n-5:00 p.m., Wingfield Park, downtown Reno — Volunteers needed.

Thanks to all who attended our June 1 Hail to the Chief Fundraiser @ Bertha Miranda's Cantina on the occasion of Branch President Patricia Gallimore's 21st Birthday. You missed a good party if you were not there.


In Memoriam
Georgetta Angela Lynem Seals

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Walton's/Ross Burke & Knobel, 2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno
Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017
    First United Methodist Church, 209 West First Street, Reno

Washoe County law enforcement agencies host fourth symposium on community and policing

In Memoriam


RENO, Nev. (Friday, 31 March 2017) — At 5:32 a.m. PDT, longtime Reno-Sparks NAACP activist Alberta Rederford passed away at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

From Barbwire by Barbano, Sparks Tribune, 4-4-2017:

ADIOS, ALBERTA. Longtime Reno-Sparks NAACP activist Alberta Rederford passed away at Renown Med last Friday. Private visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. with services at 10:30 this Wednesday, April 5, at Immaculate Conception Church, 2900 N. McCarran, Sparks. The story of a life well-lived and heartfelt remembrances will be posted at May graceful, beautiful Alberta rest in power and peace.


Days of Future Past

On April 4, 1968, the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn. (NY Times)

On March 31, 1927, César Chávez was born near Yuma, Arizona.

On March 21, 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (NY Times)

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.
Northern Nevada Hopes /
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

General membership meeting March 9, 2017
Guest Speakers

Darcy Davis, PhD, Psychologist and Quality Assurance Manager for Behavorial Services, Nor. Nevada Correctional Center
Brooke Keast, Public Information Officer, Nevada Department of Corrections
Rene Brooksher,
PIC: "Capitalizing on the Natural Helping Community"

2017 meeting agendas

Happenings: Special events and occasions

Women Working With Color Forum
Focusing on historic careers and visions for the future. All are welcome.
Speakers: Bernice Martin-Mathews, entrepreneur, former nurse, retired educator, former state senator (D-Reno), former City of Reno councilmember
Patricia Y. Gallimore, President, NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
Cory Hernandez, Associate, The Ramirez Group; Jenny Martinez, City of Reno Civil Service Commission
2:30-4:00 p.m. Thursday, 2 March 2017
University of Nevada-Reno Wells Fargo Center, 200 S. Virginia Suite 100, Reno

Duncan Community Library Committee
BULLETIN: Due to ongoing and incoming stormy weather, Chairman Darryl Feemster called off the Jan. 10 meeting.
We will let you know about re-scheduling. Be cool but stay warm.
FYI: At the Dec. 1 meeting, Chairman Feemster emphasized the need to build turnout for the Dec. 7 Washoe County Library Board of Trustees meeting where expansion of the library's public hours was on the agenda. The library board approved expanded public hours beginning in January.

Duncan Community Library, 1650 Carville Drive, Reno NV 89512

Mary P. Johnson, 1931-2017


On Feb. 11, 1960, sixty members of the NAACP appeared at the doors of the whites-only Hawthorne, Nev., casino, the El Capitan, and were refused entry. [Courtesy of Journalist Dennis Myers' Poor Denny's Almanac]

On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they'd been refused service. (NY Times)


Equal Rights Betrayal
Sen. Joe Neal recalls the history-making fight for the Equal Rights Amendment
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-28-2017 Sparks Tribune / Updated 3-1-2017

Recall of embattled Storey County, Nev., sheriff moves forward
U-News / 2-23-2017

Kate Smith & Lady Gaga
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-14-2017 Sparks Tribune

The Gorsuch Nonesuch: Poison Annie's Revenge
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-7-2017 Sparks Tribune

On Nov. 23, 2014, after revelations by The Barbwire/Sparks Tribune, the Reno News & Review and the Reno-Sparks NAACP, Assemblymember Ira-Hansen, R-Sparks, resigned as speaker-designate of the Nevada State Assembly.

Reno Police Dept. schedules new applicant info sessions
5:30-7:00 p.m. January 24, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4, 2017

RENOvated Pat Baker Park re-dedication
Thursday, Dec. 15, at 4:00 p.m., the City of Reno dedicates the $745,000 renovation of Pat Baker Park in northeast Reno at Montello and Fife streets.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-13-2016 Sparks Tribune

On Nov. 23, 2014, after revelations by The Barbwire/Sparks Tribune, the Reno News & Review and the Reno-Sparks NAACP, Assemblymember Ira-Hansen, R-Sparks, resigned as speaker-designate of the Nevada State Assembly.

In Memoriam: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 5-29-1917/11-22-1963

On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the U.S. presidency. (New York Times)

11-4-2016: On this date in 2008, Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States, as the country chose him as its first black chief executive. (New York Times)

Dennis Myers' Daily Almanac: On Aug. 18, 1963, James Meredith became the first black to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

Editor's note: At the 2015 Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet, News Editor Dennis Myers accepted the Inaugural Eddie Scott/Bertha Woodard Human Rights Advocacy Award on behalf of the editors, journalists and staff of the Reno News & Review for their internationally recognized work on police-involved homicides (Fatal Encounters), their viral exposé of Nevada State Assembly Speaker-designate Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, and When Hate Comes to Town, a history of area hate crimes.
Words of Wisdom—>

    "America fought the Civil War to end forced, unpaid labor and this country still suffers from the bitter after-effects." —
Mike Pilcher, President, Northern Nevada Central Labor Council/AFL-CIO

    "We discovered fossil fuels which allowed us to replace slavery with fossil fuels. That's what China and India and other countries want to do now. But if they do it the way we did, we're all going down together." — Environmentalist Bill McKibben, former head of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, Rolling Stone Magazine, 12 Jan. 2017


    "You can say there's no such thing as slavery, we're all citizens. But if we're all citizens, then we have a task to do to make sure that that, too, is not a joke. If some citizens live in houses and others live on the street, the Civil War is still going on. It's still to be fought and regrettably, it can still be lost."
— Dr. Barbara Fields featured on Ken Burns' The Civil War miniseries, PBS 1990

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72nd Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

Circus Circus-Reno Mandalay Ballroom / Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Legislation, Civil Rights and the Law

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Most law enforcement officials at NAACP Tri-State Conference oppose gun show purchase background checks
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-20-2016 Sparks Tribune

NAACP endorses closing gun show background check loophole

Reno, Nev. (8 Sept. 2016) — At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Reno-Sparks NAACP unanimously endorsed passage of statewide Question One on the November ballot. The measure would require background checks on all firearm purchases made at the state's many gun shows.

The Branch allowed fair presentation of both sides of the issue. At its overflowing Police and Guns Forum on July 14, Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen presented the pro-gun/anti-background check point of view. Most of those voting on Sept. 8 were present in July.

The members were informed that the national NAACP platform on criminal justice calls for universal background checks (1, 2), and that the Nevada balloting addresses only a portion of gun sales.

Question One is not be confused with Washoe County's Question WC-1 which would raise sales taxes for school construction and maintenance. WC-1 would apply solely to Reno-Sparks-Washoe K-12 schools, where the background checks question applies statewide.

   1. Summer 2016 NAACP Action Alert "Continued Ravages of Gun Violence"
   2. NAACP National Legislative Priorities for the 114th Congress (2015-16) at page 8.

Walk a mile in Colin Kaepernick's cleats
"In this country, American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate." — Toni Morrison
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 8-30-2016 Sparks Tribune / Updated 8-31-2016

Second Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes /
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

2016 Agendas


Sam Shad's Statewide Nevada Newsmakers Show
Thursday 8-4-2016 KRNV TV-4 Reno/KENV TV-10 Elko 12 noon PDT
Host: Paul Enos, Executive Director, Nevada Trucking Assn.
Guests: Patricia Gallimore, President, Reno-Sparks NAACP; Krys Ro, Reno Black Lives Matter
Click here for statewide TV and radio re-run times and dates + view online

Reno-Sparks NAACP fails to go for it at forum
Reno News & Review Editorial / 7-21-2016

Avoiding tough debate is no way to deal with police killings
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-21-2016

Reno Black Lives Matter March
By Brad Bynum / Reno News & Review 7-21-2016

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Sheriff Chucky: More guns to shoot cops, alleluia!

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-19-2016 Sparks Tribune

Psychographic testing biases police application exams
By Patricia Gallimore and Andrew Barbano / 7-14-2016 / Reno Gazette-Journal 7-17-2016

Reno Police Dept. schedules new applicant info sessions
5:30-7:00 p.m. January 24, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4, 2017


UPDATE: The July 14 NAACP forum was attended by a record SRO crowd of between 150 and 200. (It merited a generous half-inch of space in the next day's Reno paper.) Not to worry. Watch Tuesday's Sparks Tribune for a serious dose of reality. I brought copies of the 7-12 Trib column "Better late than never" to the event. I didn't have nearly enough. — AB


1. Suspension of regular order of business for a community forum concerning unsettling recent events in America. Community members will have an
opportunity to address local law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders. Suggestions, solutions and comments welcome.

2. PLEASE NOTE: The location of our monthly meetings has permanently changed to Northern Nevada HOPES, 580 W. 5 th Street, Reno, NV 89503.

Dear Members and Friends:

We will suspend the regular order of business during our usual first Thursday meeting to host a community forum to allow local people to offer solutions to events that have happened over the past week. Depending on attendance, we'll allow people a minute or two to voice concerns.

WHERE: Our new permanent branch meeting place, Northern Nevada HOPES, 580 W. 5th Street, 3rd floor, Reno NV 89503
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. PDT, Thursday July 14, 2016

Watch this site and Thursday's Reno Gazette-Journal and spread the word.

Thank you.

Patricia Y. Gallimore, President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
(775) 846-2952


Opposition to cutting phone service to the poor and elderly
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Docket No. 16-03021

As it has been trying in other states, AT&T wants to remove itself as telephone provider of last resort, reasoning that wireless Internet will serve everyone. Not so. Many rural residents, lower income people and senior citizens have no cel-phone or wireless web service. Cable TV-based phone service goes down when cable goes down and thus crashes 911. This proposal will make the low-income LIFELINE RATE a thing of the past. Enabling legislation was lobbied under the radar in the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session. I move that the Branch oppose removing AT&T as provider of last resort and support repeal of Assembly Bill 486 of the 2013 Legislative Session.

— Passed unanimously at the general membership of the Reno-Sparks NAACP on May 12, 2016.

Nevada utilities continually consume consumers
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune

Reno-Sparks NAACP and others win voting rights settlement vs. State of Nevada
Reno-Sparks NAACP President Patricia Gallimore: “Whether through bureaucratic inertia or intentional activity, we continually fight voter suppression in Nevada. This victory to expand and protect voter enfranchisement regardless of income is thus very welcome news. I would like to thank former Reno-Sparks Branch president Lonnie Feemster for all his hard work in making this settlement possible.” [READ MORE ABOUT IT]

Read the deal

Nevada settles US lawsuit on behalf of low-income voters
Branch First VP Andrew Barbano: “It provides for staffing, tracking and follow-through, and makes democracy stronger."

Washington Times / AP 3-15-2016

Nevada settles lawsuit over registering low-income voters
Las Vegas Sun / AP 3-14-2016

Voter Registration: The best method yet devised to prevent citizens from voting
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review cover story 4-7-2016

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2016-17 Officers

Patricia Gallimore, President
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President/Webmaster
Donald Gallimore, Sr., Second Vice-President
Patricia Lynch Barrett, Secretary
Donald Gallimore, Jr., Treasurer
Lucille Adin, Asst. Treasurer

Executive Committee
Lucille Adin, Darryl Feemster (dec.), Dolores Feemster,
Lonnie Feemster, Kelli Gallimore, Stephanie McCurry,
CJ Miller, Jane Moon, Elder William Moon (dec.),
Bertha Mullins, Christin Smith,
Rev. William C. Webb, Victor Wowo

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Other Nevada Branches "Contributions, heritage and culture of people who have not been well-represented in northern Nevada’s public image." Student-produced series supervised by former Reno-Sparks Branch President Kenneth Dalton, which led to the following article—>

African-Americans who have shaped Nevada
Several Reno-Sparks Branch members past & present profiled
Matthew B. Brown / Nevada Magazine Jan-Feb 2014

Nevada Humanities Civil Rights Gallery

History of Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
University of Nevada Special Collections

Alice Lucretia Smith, 1902-1990

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Nevada NAACP in the Civil Rights Era

University of California Oral History Project
1961 Interview with Tarea Pittman
NAACP West Coast Regional Director

History of Civil Rights in Nevada
University of Nevada Oral History Program

Includes links to the story of the fabled Las Vegas Moulin Rouge and the legacies of civil rights giants Lubertha Johnson, Gov. Grant Sawyer, Ralph Denton and Clarence Ray

Lubertha Miller Johnson (1906-1989): NAACP branch president, Nevada civil rights and womens' rights pioneer

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