A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT
It is my pleasure to serve as the President of the Henry County NAACP. I am Vivian A. Thomas; a home-grown Georgia Peach, mother of three and a servant leader of my community. I am honored, to serve in the capacity of Madam President for the term of 2019-2020.
Annually, the community joins the Henry County NAACP in celebrating our victories, acknowledging leaders, and preparing for the future. The HenryCounty NAACP is a 77 years old vibrant branch of a national organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It has been tested and scorned. Yet, for 110 years the NAACP remains the largest and most effective civil rights and social advocacy organization in history.
The Henry County NAACP supports the national mission statement of: “to secure the political,
educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons”. As Americans embrace this mission statement, then we can proudly state, we live in a “United States of America.”
As a community leader and an empowerment advocate, the responsibility of ensuring a community spirit thrives is essential to sustaining and growing healthy neighbors. The place we call home is a shared environment of talents, people, cultures, beliefs, and values. Respecting these attributes is the foundation of building inclusive neighborhoods for community achievement. We can live together productively, remembering that God created differences. Embracing our commonalities as human beings strengthen our societies.
As we celebrate our accomplishments, I ask you to accept the role of “my brother’s/sister’s keeper.”We are more alike than different. I choose to welcome our differences as building blocks and enjoy our similarities. As a keeper/guardian of a brother or sister, life’s immeasurable value is illuminated, cherished, and appreciated. It becomes problematic to harm a brother or sister created by one Father, God!
I hope you will invest in the Henry County NAACP as we push to support and accomplish the national
NAACP vision; “to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.” Society is what we choose to create. The Henry County NAACP chooses to promote a society for all races to be accepted, corrected, and rewarded equally.
For 110 years, the NAACP stands strong in good and challenging times. For 77 years the Henry CountyNAACP has and is standing in this community. We have answered the call to be “great.”
We welcome you and invite you to join the call to be “greater” as we celebrate the Henry County
"Answering The Call to Greatness"
Vivian A. Thomas, President
Henry County NAACP