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FLUVANNA COUNTY NAACP

Working Towards a Brighter Future

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is 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.

Mail Membership Forms to: 
NAACP Fluvanna County Branch 7067
P.0. Box 104
Fork Union VA 23055

NEWS

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors is nearing the time for a final decision on redistricting. In order to meet the requirement for redistricting in 2021, the Board of Supervisors must make its decision by December 15, 2021.


The goal of redistricting is to provide fair and effective representation for all. To achieve this goal, Supervisors need to hear from us!


• Write to the Board of Supervisors.

• Share your comments on the Fluvanna Community Comments webpage at https://www.fluvannacounty.org/bos/webform/my-two-cents.

 

• Attend the November 17, Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center and speak during public comment.

 

• Attend the Special Public Hearing on December 1 at 7:00 pm at the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center and speak during public comment.
 

It's our government and it's time to let our elected officials know what we think!

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Scholarship

In Memory of

Barbara Overton Payne

Offered in memory of Barbara Overton Payne, a $500.00 scholarship will be awarded for the next five years to a Fluvanna County High School student planning to attend a four-year college.

Mrs. Payne graduated from S.C. Abrams High School at the age of 16.  After graduation, she began working for the school system in the cafeteria. Between the years 1968-1971, Mrs. Payne served as a teacher’s aide and substitute aide, working diligently at both Central Elementary and Abrams High School.

In 1974, she worked in the Columbia School District.  From 1989 until her retirement, Mrs. Payne worked at Cunningham Elementary School.

 

Barbara Overton Payne was a hard worker who was very dedicated to the education system of Fluvanna County. She believed in being very organized, loved reading, and placed a high value on language and perfected English grammar.

Funds supporting the scholarship are donated by her daughter, Dementrice Golden, starting in 2020. To qualify for the scholarship students must have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA, be involved in community service involvement, and have a declared major.

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WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE NAACP?

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The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is 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.

 

Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Fluvanna County NAACP Monthly Meetings
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In memoriam

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Elva Franklin Key

September 4, 1935 - May 15, 2021

 

A beloved member of the Fluvanna community and dedicated member of the Fluvanna NAACP, Elva Franklin Key touched many lives.  She will be greatly missed. Mrs. Key faithfully served Evergreen Baptists Church as Deaconess, member of the Second Sunday and Mass Choirs, Chairman of the Trustees, member of the Pastor’s Aide, Missionary Circle member, Sunday School Superintendent, and Teacher. After graduating from S.C. Abrams High School, Elva was married to Herman Key Sr. for over 60 years. They raised four children with discipline and love, always supporting their goals. She was proud to have worked as a secretary at Central Elementary during its segregated and integrated school years. During those years, she felt she was able to effectively make a positive impact on children from all races and backgrounds in Fluvanna County. She indeed made a positive impact on the students, staff, and parents.

 

After completing a successful career of at least 50 years, she continued to serve the community, volunteering with numerous community organizations and activities, including the Fluvanna County NAACP and the Democratic Committee. Mrs. Key served on local committees and boards to influence changes within Fluvanna County and to make a better community for all people. She worked as the Fluvanna County appointed representative on the Library Board of Trustees and the Jefferson Area Board of Aging (JABA) Advisory Council. Her work with the JABA Advisory Council influenced other members in her community to participate in the senior program offered in the area of Kents Store. She single-handedly built the attendance at the Kent Store program, often by offering friends rides. She was determined that her part of the county needed services that were closer to home and she made it happen. Together with her husband, Herman, she supported and delivered Meals on Wheels. The Keys also had a vested interest in the Charlottesville Cardinal Wheelchair Basketball team, providing much support to the team.

 

Mrs. Key was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. 

She touched so many lives with her loving-kindness, and she leaves behind an incredible legacy with her family and years of dedicated service to her community.

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NAACP OBJECTIVES

The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the

NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens

  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States

  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes

  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights

  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination

  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.

 
 
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"The time is always right to do what is right."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr