Martha’s Vineyard Branch of the NAACP
Erik Blake - President
P.O. Box 1513 Oak Bluffs, MA 02557


General Membership Meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM.  Due to COVID 19, the meetings are presently being held via ZOOM.  To join the meeting

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Due to COVID-19 and for the safety and welfare of the membership, the election will be held by mail only.
Ballots were mailed to members mailing addresses via regular mail.
Starting on Monday, December 28th, 2020,  Ballots may be returned by mail to MVNAACP, PO Box 1513, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557or in person by placing a ballot in a secure box at the residence of Carrie Tankard 16 Glenwood Avenue, Oak Bluffs.
Ballots will be reviewed and counted by the Election Supervisory Committee.  The results will be announced at the regular monthly meeting on Saturday, January 16th at 11 am.


Erik Blake - President

Carrie Tankard - First Vice President

Marie Doubleday - Second Vice President

Laurie Perry - Treasure

Colleen Morris - Secretary

Executive Committee

Dr. Lorna Andrade, Cathy Ashton, Russ Ashton, Marie Araujo, James Brannon, Leon Brathwaite,  George Davis, Esq, Corinne Dorsey, Ken Gross, Arthur Hardy-Doubleday, Esq, James W. Jennings,  Jakki Hunt, Dolores Littles,  Betsy Marshall,  Grace Robinson, Jacqueline Robinson, and Gretchen Tucker-Underwood.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality and rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

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 and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.


The following statement of objectives is found in Article II 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.