Information... Communication... Empowerment... Success
The Mission of the Williamson County African American Chamber of Commerce is to provide:
* Information to our members which will help them achieve their specific business goals;
* Guidance in Communicating the needs and goals of our members to the community at large;
* Empowerment of our members in achieving economic Success through our
knowledge, skills, resources, connections and relationships throughout the Williamson County community;
* Increasing Awareness of our member's interests and or concerns with local business
and community leaders along with government officials.
BLACK HISTORY 2014
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected Civil Rights in America as the 2014 theme which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
"The history of civil rights in the United States" is largely the story of freed slaves, African-Americans, striving to define and enumerate the rights that should pertain to ALL citizens in American society.
It has been the history of enlisting/engaging every day, working class citizens from all socio-economic, cultural and racial backgrounds, and political representatives along with their respective parties to recognize the need for our governments, (state and federal), to codify, enforce and protect those rights. Through the years, people of African descent have formed organizations and movements to promote these equal rights. The Colored Convention Movement, the Afro-American League, the Niagara Movement, the National Council of Negro Women, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference carried the banner of equality when allies were few.
Currently, other organizations, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Urban League, and the Congress of Racial Equality fought for and protected equal rights. The names of America’s greatest advocates of social justice—Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fanny Lou Hamer — are associated with this struggle for civil rights."
WE ALL have a responsiblity to promote equality as Americans. What have you done lately for the advancement of civil rights for all?
He had a dream
This dream, you see
That some day humanity
Would be equal and free
That his children would live
In an unprejudiced world
For every man, woman, boy and girl
These days there are still some
Opposed to such a cause
And though we've moved forward
The human race still has it's flaws
But I have a dream
This dream, you see
That someday humanity
Will be equal and free
BY MISSY H.
Link to: People In Black History
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Call the WCAACC office at (512) 426-4911