News and Events

  • “Fifty for Life” Membership Drive

    Membership is the life blood of any community organization, and particularly for the NAACP.

    The NAACP would not exist without the passion, drive and strength of it’s members – and every local branch has the responsibility of maintaining and increasing membership to keep the organization strong.

    To charter / start a Branch, 50 regular Adult members must be signed up and pay their dues.

    As members increase their time with the organization, the strongest take another step up and commit to being Life Members.


    In order to ensure that our local branch in Norwich NEVER has to worry about losing their charter, we have begun a ‘Fifty for Life’ membership drive: the goal is to add 50 life members (Silver, Gold or Diamond) to our ranks.

    Over the past almost 55 years , Norwich Branch NAACP members have combined their efforts with the State Conference and National organization, and we’ve all fought together and won many of the freedoms and equalities that we had long been denied.

    But the times ahead are just as critical – if not MORE critical – as the decades past. By renewing / upgrading your membership with one of our Life Member options, you can become one of the most important members of the NAACP family. We need your renewal membership to continue fighting against the racial disparities that are still so prevalent in American education, jobs, housing, health care and criminal justice systems.


    Renew or upgrade your membership to a Silver, Gold*, or Diamond** Life NAACP membership today!

    Silver Life Membership $750 – Payable in annual installments of $75.00 or more. (Add 2.25 if using PayPal)

    Gold Life Membership $1,500 Payable in installments of $150 or more. (Only available to Silver or Regular Life Members)

    Diamond Life Membership $2,500 Payable in installments of $250 or more.

    Download / print membership forms here:

    Adult Membership Form (PDF)

    Adult Donation Form (PDF)



    Prefer to pay online via PayPal? This allows you to use either a PayPal account or a credit / debit card to process your membership or a donation to the branch. Please note there will be an additional charge of $1.20 to cover PayPal transaction processing for Adult Annual memberships, and $2.25 for Silver Life memberships (per installment).

    Use the option below to start a NEW Adult Silver Life Membership (10 annual installments of $75.00 each year)

  • Norwich NAACP Introduces “Movies & Membership”

    Join us on

    Sunday, October 22

    for our first

    “Movies & Membership”


    Documentaries and films designed to educate, empower and entertain the Southeastern Connecticut community.


    Our first film is the documentary “13th” by Academy Award nominated director Ava DuVernay, which explores the weighty topic of mass incarceration, making the case that the American criminal justice system is, in essence, slavery by another name.

    The recommended audience for this documentary is 16 years of age (with parental supervision) or older.

    Our series will be shown at the Norwich Arts Center’s Donald L. Oat Theatre, 60 Broadway, Norwich, Connecticut.


    Admission is by Donation, and please note the recommended audience for each film.

    Entry is available from the first floor on Broadway, with parking available on Broadway and across the street from Norwich City Hall.

  • 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon Photos

    The 32nd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Luncheon was a big success – good food, great people, and a really inspiring speech from Rev. George Blair of United Congregational Church in downtown Norwich.

    Check out the photos from the event below, and mark your calendar for next year’s event, which will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018.