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History & Mission - Metuchen-Edison NAACP

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In 1942, when the United States was focusing its efforts on struggles abroad brought on by World War II, the Black residents of Metuchen and Edison were focusing on a different struggle: racial equality in their communities. As a result, on October 13, 1942, the charter for the Metuchen-Edison Area Branch of the NAACP was received.

During the tumultuous Civil Rights Movement era of the ‘50s and ‘60s, members of the Metuchen-Edison Area Branch were instrumental in bringing about changes relating to discriminatory housing practices... One notable housing incident...




Legal Services of New Jersey - Clearing Your Record Toolkit

Expunging Your Record

Using the Legal Services of NJ Law (LSNJ) Clearing Your Record Online toolkit, you can -

  • find out whether you are eligible to expunge your criminal record,
  • create forms you will need to submit to the court, access instructional videos,
  • and find other resources to help you with expungement.

Visit LSNJ - Clearing Your Record Toolkit




The Church That Loves and Forgives

by Rev. Verneda M. Cheshire, June 2015
Emanuel AME Church - Charleston SC

South Carolina 2015


Americans in a state of shock; but should we be?

The spirit of racism, hatred and murder went to Church on June 17th instead of its usual places of visitation and perhaps that is what we find so remarkable. The ills of racism and hatred are alive and well in our society. Let’s begin to work towards its eradication by first acknowledging that it does exist.

Emanuel AME Church was targeted because of its historical roots and perhaps hated because of its resolve.




African American Heritage Celebration Commemorating the NJ State 350th Anniversary and the 148th Anniversary of the abolition of slavery

Juneteenth 2014 NAACP Metuchen Edison


* 2014 Juneteenth Celebration Photos






NAACP MEAB Annual Freedom Fund Awards Gala

Juneteenth 2014 NAACP Metuchen Edison


* 2013 Freedom Fund Gala Photos


* 2012 Freedom Fund Gala Photos


* 2011 Freedom Fund Gala Photos




Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Juneteenth 2014 NAACP Metuchen Edison



* 14th Annual MLK Jr. Celebration








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