JANS – The Clinton NAACP Branch was presented with the Thalheimer Award, the highest national honor for a unit, at the 114th Annual NAACP Convention in Boston, MA. The branch also received recognition with a pin for one of the top branches to increase membership.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the NAACP for the continuous programs the Clinton NAACP has done and is doing in our community,” commented Monica McInnis, branch president. “Thank you to all of our officers and branch members who provide the time, expertise, and support to help do the work we do in the community.”
The Thalheimer Award is the NAACP’s top award given to branches and units for outstanding achievements. The honors have been given annually since 1944 from a grant from Dr. Ross Thalheimer, a Johns Hopkins University instructor in philosophy and a University of Washington instructor in philosophy and sociology.
The award was presented to Clinton NAACP President Monica McInnis and Vice President Evelyn Baugh by Leon W. Russell, chair of the NAACP Board of Directors, and Karen Boykin-Towns, vice chair of the NAACP Board of Directors.