NAACP Culpeper #7058

Also Serving Madison and Rappahannock Counties

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2023 Essay Contest Winners Announced

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Recently, students in Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock were challenged to write an original essay of 500 words or less telling us about a Black American (famous or not) who has had a positive impact on their life. Incredibly, we received SIXTY-FIVE passionate, well-written submissions. It was incredibly difficult to choose, but these are the ones that moved us the most (click a link to read the essay):


Elementary School:
  • E9: Kyle Peterson Tapia, Jr; Grade 4, Emerald Hill Elementary School
  • E30: Alexander Bradshaw, Grade 4, Homeschooled in Culpeper County
Middle School:
  • M8: Yasmin Morton, Grade 7, Culpeper Middle School
  • M13: Amira Bradshaw; Grade 7; Homeschooled in Culpeper County
High School:
  • H7: Maris Teodoro, Eastern View High School, Class of 2023
  • H8: Gabrielle A. Williams, 12th Grade, Homeschooled in Culpeper County
  • H9: Josey Ribeiro-Mills, 17 Years Old, Eastern View High School
Judges’ Awards:
  • M14: Malaysia Ravenel, Floyd T Binns
  • H4: Hunter Lutz, Eastern View High School Class of 2023


Open House and Raffle

NAACP Raffle

The Culpeper Branch of the NAACP, also serving Madison and Rappahannock counties, invites the public to join them for their Ribbon Cutting and Open House event to announce the official opening of their new headquarters located in the Culpeper Business Center located at 14115 Lovers Lane Culpeper, VA 22701.

The ceremony will be held on March 16th at 4 pm, immediately followed by an Open House event until 6:30 pm to include tours of their suite, a fundraising raffle, and light refreshments. The branch’s general meeting which is also open to the public will begin at 7 pm.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online beginning February 16th and in person on the day of the event. Raffle Prizes will include gift cards from Bowles Southern Fried, Shawn’s BBQ, and a two-book prize that includes “The 1619 Project” and “Born On The Water”. Ticket holders are not required to be present in order to win.

Visit to purchase your tickets or make a donation.

Open House, Ribbon Cutting March 16

NAACP RafflePlease join the NAACP Culpeper Branch for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event to celebrate the opening of our new branch headquarters. We will be offering tours of our suite, a fundraising raffle, and light refreshments. All are welcome to also attend our general monthly meeting which will immediately follow the open house. Masks are encouraged.

Buy as many $5 raffle tickets as you like! All proceeds will go toward the work of the local branch whose goal is to achieve economic, social, and political justice.

Click Here to Buy Raffle Tickets

Culpeper Business Center 14115 Lovers Lane Culpeper VA 22701 Please join the NAACP Culpeper Branch for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event to celebrate the opening of our new branch headquarters. We will be offering tours of our suite, a fundraising raffle, and light refreshments.

Madison Education Forum 7PM Monday, September 26

NAACP Culpeper to Host Education Forum on September 26
Event Open to the Public; To be Held at Madison County High School

Media Inquiries:

(9.12.22) The NAACP Culpeper Branch #7058, also representing Madison and Rappahannock counties in Virginia, will host an event entitled “Reaching Every Child: A Community Forum on Education” on Monday, September 26, at 7 pm in the Madison County High School auditorium. NAACP Culpeper is presenting this forum in partnership with the Piedmont Race Amity Project.

The event will feature a panel presentation with noted educators who will address such topics as disparities in educational achievement, closing achievement gaps, why workforce diversity is important, and how school culture impacts student performance. Panelists include

  • Tiffany Ray, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Services and Equity Advancement and Chief Diversity Officer at Germanna Community College
  • Amy Tillerson-Brown, Ph.D., Dean of Mary Baldwin University and Education Committee Chair, Virginia NAACP
  • Kathleen Gentry, Ph.D., Assistant Principal for an inner-city high school and educational advocate for students who are at-risk of dropping out
  • Uzziah A. Harris, DDiv., middle school teacher and President, NAACP Culpeper
  • Laurel Blackmon, Ph.D., educator, equity advocate, and Education Committee Chair, NAACP Culpeper

The event will include a question and answer session with audience members. Community members are encouraged to attend and share questions and concerns.

Live Stream begins at 7 PM 9/26
Can’t attend in person? Watch online


The Culpeper Branch of the NAACP was established in 1945 and includes members from Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock counties. The organization’s mission 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. The national organization was founded in 1909 and has more than 2,200 units and branches across the U.S. For more information, visit

The Piedmont Race Amity Project is devoted to race equity and amity. The organization provides a forum for understanding, collaborating, and acting to advance social justice and unity in partnership with local communities by informing public discourse on race and fostering an entry point and platform for education and healing. For more information, visit

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Stay tuned for information about how to stream the forum for those unable to attend in person..

Reaching Every Child

2022 Freedom Fund Banquet

NOTE: Reservations are now closed. If you have a reservation but haven’t yet paid, please do so now at the link shown below

Our 2022 Freedom Fund Banquet, themed Holding on to Truth and Sharing Our Stories: Past, Present, and Future, and featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Milton L. Branch, Sr., will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at noon in Culpeper (further details in PDF, below).

For more information and to purchase tickets/sponsorships/advertising, please visit our event page at

Alternatively, you may download, print and mail a paper form:

Download (PDF)

Do you know the story behind Black Lives Matter?

The Black Lives Matter movement is a force. It’s been unapologetic about who it represents and has been doing the work to point out the many racial injustices that African Americans face in the land of the (kinda) free. Eight years have passed since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Since then, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbury, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and a litany of other Black Americans have fallen to racial violence. The BLM movement, which started as a hashtag in 2013, sheds light on all those killings. It forces America to sit in its savagery.

The co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alicia Garza, will be in conversation with Zora editor-in-chief Vanessa De Luca. March is Women’s History Month, but this coming together of two Black titans would be special anytime, anywhere. Find out what it took to organize the most important civil rights movement of the 21st century. And listen to what it truly means to go past a hashtag on social media.

These conversations are needed. Perhaps now more than ever. Join Vanessa and Alicia for this live Zoom conversation titled “The Purpose of Power”. The event begins today at 4:15 ET/1:15 PT. Please register here

Unmasked: A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall


In the next episode of the series on Thursday, February 25 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT, we will provide an update on the spread of COVID-19 and the latest research on vaccines, therapies, and options.



Moderated by ABC News Senior National Affairs Correspondent, Deborah Roberts, we will speak with champions at the forefront of stabilizing the crisis and ensuring a healthy recovery including:

  • Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP
  • Dr. Chris Pernell, Public Health Physician
  • Dr. Reed Tuckson, Founding Member and CEO, Black Coalition Against COVID-19
  • Dr. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for Equity, White House COVID-19 Response Team



Special Election in Culpeper on March 30

In-person early voting starts Feb 12 at the office of the Registrar 151, N Main St., Suite 301, Culpeper VA. Election day is March 30th. Absentee by mail ballots can be requested by calling the Registrar 540-825-0652. Business hours are 8:30 a to 4:30 p weekdays. Closed on President’s Day Feb 15.

COMMENTARY: Culpeper clerk of court tasked with many responsibilities

Culpeper County will hold a special election on March 30. As of this writing, at least two individuals have announced their candidacy for the position. Since a large percentage of the county’s eligible voters are expected to take part, I share what I have learned about the importance of the position and summarize the duties of the office.

NAACP Culpeper 2021 Freedom Fund Donors

Donate to our Freedom Fund fundraiser by November 30 and you will be eligible for our prize drawings! Thanks to the generous contributions of members, friends, and local businesses, we have several wonderful items for our drawings, including a handmade afghan by member Marsha Boyd and gift certificates to local restaurants, salons, and businesses! With your tax-deductible donation, you will automatically be eligible for the drawing! All donations can be mailed to Culpeper NAACP, P.O. Box 687, Culpeper, VA 22701 or call Rosie Herrity at 540-219-8909 or Sandra Reaves-Yates at 240-461-1612 for pick-up.

2021 Freedom Fund Donors:

Marsha & Harold Boyd

Susan and Peter Bramley

Chrysler of Culpeper
11030 James Monroe Highway
Culpeper, VA 22701

Culpeper County Board of Supervisors
302 N. Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Culpeper County Democratic Committee (CCDC)

Culpeper County Human Services
P.O. Box 1355
Culpeper, VA 22701

John J. “Butch” Davies & Marty Moon

Pam Davis

Fauquier Health
500 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA 20186

Grass Rootes Restaurant
195 E. Davis Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Full Services LLC
Donald Haight
P.O. Box 776
Culpeper, VA 22701

Rosie & Michael Herrity

Michele & Charles Jameson

Heidi & John Lesinski

It’s About Thyme/Thyme Market
Thyme Inn/The Copper Fish
128 E. Davis Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Mane Street Hair Salon
Corrie Quinn Gyory, Owner
102 N. Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Joan McBride, Realtor
Long & Foster – Culpeper Sales
15169 Montanus Dr.
Culpeper, VA 22701
(804) 450-2778

Tracy Neely

Nicholas, Jones & Co., PLC
301 S. West Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Lisa Peacock

Keith D. Price, Culpeper Town Council Member, & Felecia Chavez

Quail-at-the-Woods Antiques
Sara Hayes
205 N. Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

The Rev. Sanford Reaves, Jr.
Board Member, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Nan Roberts & Friends

David E. Reuther

Michelle A. Stinger

Cynthia Taylor

N Style Fashion Gallery
Sandra Reaves-Yates, Owner
102 North Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22727

Marilyn & Ed Dunphy

Carolyn Walker

Paul Walther

Elizabeth Mahan Berry

Frank Grant & Vincent Burke

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