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ABOUT US

The NAACP Easton Branch is an organization dedicated to ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all persons and eliminating race-based discrimination. We are committed to creating a sustainable positive impact on the lives of people in our community through advocacy and activism. Our team is made up of passionate individuals who work tirelessly to promote justice and equality for all. We believe that every person has the right to be treated fairly and with dignity, regardless of their race, gender, or background.

WHAT WE DO

At the NAACP Easton Branch, we offer a range of services and activities aimed at promoting equality and justice in our community. Our services include advocacy and activism, community outreach, education and training, and legal assistance. We work with individuals, groups, and organizations to create a sustainable positive impact on the lives of people in our community. Our goal is to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure that every person has access to the same opportunities, regardless of their race, gender, or background.

Officers and Chairpersons

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The team at Easton NAACP Unit #2260 consists of passionate individuals who are committed to promoting civil rights. Our team members bring a variety of experience and expertise to the table, and they work tirelessly to find solutions to complex social justice issues. We are proud to have such a talented and diverse team, and we believe that our collective efforts make a real difference in the world. Get to know our team better by reading their bios on our website.

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Joshua Robinson

President

Joshua Robinson is a long standing community member of Easton. Currently serving as the youngest NAACP presidents & also the youngest sitting member of the Northampton County prison, board,, in city’s history. Robinson’s role as president includes advocating for social justice along with civil rights. Robinson has been involved with the City of Easton, Easton Area School District, along with Easton Police Department on programing events and workshops within the community. The Easton NAACP serves not just the city, but also the Lehigh Valley in collaboration with local and state organizations.

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Tracie L. Springer

Vice President

Tracie L. Springer has lived in Easton for over 19 years with her husband, family and Boston terrier- Osiris. Tracie was born and raised in Westchester County, NY in a quaint town called Greenburgh with her parents and two younger sisters.


Tracie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Mercy University in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Tracie received her Master of Science degree in Elementary Education from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. She started teaching for the NYC Board of Education for 4 years before she moved to Pennsylvania. In her education endeavors, Tracie assumed a multitude of roles, showcasing her versatility and dedication. She served as a Program Manager for an At-Risk
organization, where she played a pivotal role in its operations. Additionally, Tracie taught ESL, GED, and ABE classes for Project of Easton, empowering students with valuable skills and knowledge.

 

Furthermore, Tracie made a significant impact as a substitute teacher in the Allentown School District, particularly in elementary schools. Her exceptional teaching abilities earned her numerous requests from principals to provide instruction at their schools,
highlighting her effectiveness in the classroom.


Tracie Springer presently holds the position of Associate Academic Advisor at Northampton Community College, where she has been a valued member of the team for nearly six years.


Before joining NCC, Tracie Springer founded and served as the Executive Director and Affiliate Founder of the nonprofit Dress for Success Allentown501c3. Over the course of seven years, she led the organization, which unfortunately ceased operations in 2022
due to the challenges posed by the pandemic. Tracie's nonprofit made a significant impact by assisting nearly 500 women and contributing positively to the local community.


Beyond her professional endeavors, Tracie demonstrates a profound dedication to community service and leadership. Since 2023, she has served as Vice President on the Executive Board of Easton’s NAACP and is currently chairing the Units 80th Anniversary and Freedom Banquet this coming April 2024. Additionally, Tracie was appointed by the mayor of Allentown to serve as a Human
Relations Commissioner for over three years, actively promoting equality, diversity, and fairness within the Allentown community.
Tracie's commitment to education and community development is evident in her extensive volunteer work. For six years, she served on the Board of Directors at the YWCA of Bethlehem, where she chaired and spearheaded one of the YWCA's flagship
programs, the Annual Prom Dress Day. Her passion for empowering others and fostering positive change shines through her dedicated involvement in these initiatives.

 

Tracie's multifaceted talents transcend the boundaries of education, finding true passion
and expression in the realms of theater and film. Tracie was the Costume Designer/Wardrobe Stylist for films such as film A Cup Full of Crazy; "Naked Acts," starring Emmy winner the Late Cyphus Jones which has celebrated 25years and has
just been rereleased; Tracie was the Set Designer for “Love After Holidays” in 2023. In 2016, Tracie was the Costume Designer for the Off Broadway play "Faith Under Fire," which premiered in New York City and showcased vignettes at the Black Hollywood Film Festival.


Her expertise in wardrobe presentation and costume design has been showcased in various settings, from fashion shows to styling actors and actresses for events like the NAACP Awards, where she dressed luminaries such as Debbi Morgan. Tracie's impactful contributions have garnered recognition, evident in the multitude of accolades bestowed upon her throughout the years. These include Distinguished Service YWCA of Bethlehem- Board of Directors and Women’s Empowerment Award;
Lehigh Valley Business- CFO of the Year Finalist; Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence presented by Cedar Crest College; and PNC Summer Bridge Program award. Tracie is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Adriane Singletary

Executive Member

Adriane (Dorsey) Singletary was born and raised in Easton, PA. The eldest of three, herparents, the late William Earl and Frances (Reed) Dorsey, instilled in her the importanceof education, hard work, and family. Her grandparents migrated to Easton in the 1920s.They were a family of “first”; Adriane’s father was the first black high school footballcaptain for local football team, Easton Red Rovers; her uncle was the first black FiremanCaptain for the local Fire Station; her mother was the 3 rd black Register Nurse to be hiredat the local hospital. Her family played an integral part in establishing their roots in theEaston community.Adriane earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Chester State College. Sheserved on the Spring Garden Children’s Center board; member of the Greater ShilohChurch, also served as a NAACP Youth Advisor Easton Chapter many years ago and iscurrently on the Executive Committee NAACP Easton Chapter. She is also the VicePresident of Juneteenth Lehigh Valley, a non-profit organization that was launched in 2020 by her sister, Dr. Karen Britt, which acknowledges the endurance of enslavedAfricans, celebrates the end of slavery, and educates all on authentic American History.Adriane is currently an Enterprise Account Manager for Astound where she has beenemployed for over 23 years. She resides in Palmer Township (Easton) with her husband,Charles Singletary. Her passion for family, community and faith sustains her to be theshining light in which all can see.

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Charles W. Dickerson, III

Treasurer

Educational Background

  • 1959 Graduate Omaha Central High School

  • 1963 Graduate of Pennsylvania State University. BA degree with a triple major in History, Political Science and Naval Science.

  • 1967 Ph.D. Candidate University of Wisconsin, Madison, A.B.D. in European History

  • 1975 Post Graduate Industrial Engineering program at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

  • 1985 MBA Post Graduate program, University of Illinois, Champaign.

  • 2005 Affirmative Action Scholarly Paper Symposium, Lincoln College, Oxford University Oxford, England

 

Military Experience

  • 1963 Commissioned an Ensign in the USNR; assigned to the USS Springfield, Flagship of the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, home ported Villefranche, France;  Served as the Assistant Communications Officer, Communications Watch Officer and as the Radio Division Officer.

  • 1965 Bureau of Naval Personnel recognition--- Swift Boat Command.

 

Professional Management Career

1967 - 1997 -  A.T&T Long Lines management development program.

Career Management Responsibilities: focused in Operations, Engineering,

Economic analysis in Rates and Tariffs, Marketing, and Sales.

    Noteworthy Accomplishments:

  • Built and implemented new Human Relations processes for the Central Region of A.T.&T Long Lines

  • Designed and directed new services for AT&T in the divested competitive environment.

  • Product managed the largest revenue producing service in AT&T.

  • Directed the largest AT&T technical sales support operations, 500 employees and a budget of 25 million.

 

Entrepreneur Career

  • 1997 founded and established The Berkeley Group LLC

Noteworthy Accomplishments:

  • Built and established business and operational procedures for the Global Customer Care Center in Hamilton, Bermuda for Global Crossing Inc. as part of their worldwide network operations.

  • Recommended and implemented new switching services in Manhattan, New York for A.T&T

 

 

Professor in Higher Education

  • Professor -  Business and African American History in the W.E.B. Dubois Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 2000- 2007

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor - American and African American History, County College of Morris, Randolph, New Jersey, 2001- 2015

  • Core Adjunct Professor, - “The American Experience” core course (Honors Program) and “Perspectives on the Individual” (core course), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey, 2005-2015

  • Penn State University Distinguished Alumni Award 2015

 

Significant Community Contributions

  • 1983-1987 Co-chairperson, Planning Board Adjustment Committee Bernard Township in Somerset County, New Jersey.

  • 1985-1989 Board Director, Somerset Hills YMCA.

  • 1984 -1990 Senior Warden, Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey.

  • 1995 Winner of the Shalom Ministry Award (outstanding community and church contributions)

  • 1992-1993 Co-chairperson, Committee on Anti-Racism for the Episcopal Dioceses of Newark, Northern New Jersey.

  • 1994-1997 Board President, Homeless Solutions Morris County, New Jersey.

  • 1997-2007 Director Planning Committee, Family Services of Morris County, New Jersey

  • 1961 - present - Alpha Phi Alpha national fraternity, various positions including chapter president in various chapters,

  • 1993- present - Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, a national black graduate professional fraternity, Mu Boule of Northern New Jersey, member;  Mu Boule Foundation Past President, Northern, New Jersey

  • 2023- present - Treasurer NAACP Easton Chapter

  • 2023 - present - Board Vice President Sigal Museum Easton, PA

 

Family Background Summary

  • Married in 1967 to Judith Bush Dickerson a graduate  University of Iowa. retired as a college administrator.

  • Two Daughters, Lori A. Dickerson Fouche 1991 graduate of Princeton University. Harvard University MBA in 2000 and current past Co CEO, TIAA. Bethany S. Dickerson Wynder 1995 graduate of the University of Virginia. Georgetown University MPPA 1998 and current Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at St. Paul School Concord, New Hampshire.

  • Two granddaughters Hailey and Lindsay Fouche  and one grandson, Charles Wynder III

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Davida C. Moore-Curry

Veterans Affairs

Native of Baltimore, Md 

Daughter of the late Rev. Dr. David C. Moore, Jr. and Lucille V. Gray Moore

 

Education - Graduated Magna Cum Laude United Wesleyan College

 

Employment - 25 years of service as a caseworker

ProJeCt of Easton - Program Director Emergency Services. 

Commonwealth of Pa caseworker

 

Now retired

Served in US Army - Disabled Veteran

 

Served on Board - Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley 

 

Fostered children - Children’s Home of Easton

 

Volunteer work

United Way of the Lehigh Valley

Children’s Home of Easton 

Second Harvest Food Bank

 

PA licenced Real Estate Agent, Notary, CEO Sweetie Mommies Snacks, LLC

 

My passion for helping others stems from the core values I learned from my parents. Have faith in God by following the principles of service to my community that inspire dignity and worth of all God’s children. 

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Marvin Boyer

Political Action

RETIRED CORPORATE EMPLOYEE WITH THE WALGREEN COMPANY FOR 26

YEARS. I HELD POSITIONS AS A REGIONAL CORPORATE INVESTIGATOR AND

EASTERN DIRECTOR OF ASSET

PROTECTION.

 As a Regional Asset Protection Director, I was responsible for managing 13 Asset Protection

Managers covering 300 Walgreen stores

 Corporate Investigator (Walgreens), responsible for investigating fraud , compliance and ethic

violations by mid- level and senior management. Additional responsibilities included Employee

Relations presentations on sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace violence, employee

leave and disability related matters.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

· Competent Communicator (CC) and Competent Leader (CL) designations with Toastmasters

International

· Certified Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity

Commission Training Institute (EEOC).

LEADERSHIP

· Co-Founder of Corporate Toastmasters Club with Walgreens. (2014)

· Former Vice-President of Education, Walgreen Corporate Club

· Former Treasurer of Bethlehem Speak EZ toastmasters Club 2013-2015

· Life-time designation as Board Member-Easton Area Neighborhood Centers, Founding Father

· 2 time Former President and current Board Treasurer of the Easton Area Neighborhood Centers.

· Currently the Political Chairman for the Easton Branch-NAACP 2016-Present

· Board Member—Northampton County Prison Advisory Board 2018-Present

· President, Lehigh Valley Justice Institute Board of Directors

· Board Member, Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Advisory Board

Accomplishments:

. Authored a Booklet detailing the 50 year history of the Easton Area Neighborhood Centers,

2017

. Chairman and organizer of 2017 Black History Program at Sigal Museum, featuring a 50 year

retrospective of contributions by African-Americans in education, business, political and

social fields in Easton.

 

. Lead organizer of the Color of Justice Committee, 2019, a consortium of 10 partner

community organizations, which focused on criminal justice reform. Started with a “Kick off”

Luncheon in March, 2019 with Atty. General Josh Shapiro as the Keynote Speaker followed by

3 educational forums on criminal justice reform that took place over the next 3 months. The

programs featured experts in the field of criminal justice and was held at the Northampton

Community College.

. As the NAACP Political Action Chair also collaborated with the Northampton County League of

Women Voters to put on an educational forum on “Gerrymandering” (2016) at Lafayette

College. 2018-- Worked with other community members and leaders to protest the dismissal

of Jamar Billman as Easton Wrestling coach who was rehired due to community outcry and

pressure.

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Lillian J. Robinson

Secretary

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Kendra Durrah

Youth Council Advisor

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Kendra Durrah

Youth Council Advisor

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Thomasina Judge

Membership Chair

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