Toledo Branch NAACP
Toledo Branch NAACP


NAACP  National Youth Director, Tiffany Loftin was the Keynote Speaker for the UT Branch, NAACP for Black History Month!

Our delegation to the 109th National NAACP Convention held July 14-18, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The theme: Defeat Hate VOTE!


Public Meetings regarding our Water!!


It is imperative that our community show up to the public meetings regarding Toledo’s most        precious resource...our water!! There have been proposed changes that will have a great impact on every member of our community!! Make sure your voice is heard! The meetings are as follows:


· Thursday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Council District 2, Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave.


· Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Council District 3, East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave.


· Thursday, March 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
Council District 5, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave.


· Thursday, March 22, 6-8 p.m.
Council District 6, Friendship Park Community Center, 2930 131st St.


· Monday, March 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Council District 1, Gesu Sullivan Center, 2049 Parkside Blvd.


· Thursday, March 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Council District 4, Nexus Healthcare, 1415 Jefferson Ave.


Check back here regularly to find out where we stand on issues involving civil rights.

November 4, 2017


Black/Brown Coalition signs police/community code of conduct.

On Saturday November 4, 2017 our president, Ray Wood, was among members of the  Black/Brown Coalition during the signing of Police/community code of conduct. The document was signed by other community leaders including Police Chief George Kral and Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson.

Code of Conduct
Document signed by the parties.
Code of Conduct in Toledo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.1 KB]

Join us as we bring our community together to March for Justice and March for Peace!

Justice for those who have been victims of violence and Peace for our community! There are countless individuals and organizations already working to reduce violence in the community! Let's work together to identify the work already being done and the gaps that may exist in work that may need to be established! 


If you are interested in helping, contact us!



June 13, 2017


Board members participate in the "Combating Racism" Forum

March 12, 2017

Board member, Pastor Karen Shepler 65, passes away suddenly

Pastor Karen Shepler and Board Member of the Toledo Branch NAACP passed away on Saturday March 11, 2017 in her home. Pastor Shepler was an interval part of our board, responsible for writing our editorials and quarterly news bulletins to the community. She will be missed!

February 13, 2017

Our President, Ray Wood, receives an award from United Pastors for Social Empowerment for his leadership in making the lead paint issue a priority of the NAACP Toledo Branch.

February 2, 2017

President Trump's Executive Order...Muslim Ban

Letter to the Editor


The Toledo Branch of the NAACP is strongly opposed to the President’s move to stop immigration of certain nationalities of people. We are especially opposed to the ban on Muslims.


In fact, all of us are immigrants. Our country has been built and sustained by immigrants.  Africans were forcibly brought from their home countries to serve the needs of landowners. Chinese, Irish, Central and South American and other immigrants have shouldered the work of many industrial and agricultural enterprises throughout our nation’s history. The Statue of Liberty’s tablet has welcomed immigrants for decades with the words, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free…”. Our country has proudly opened its arms to others in need of freedom and justice since its founding.


We are aware of the concerns for terrorist activities in our country and abroad and the part played by extremists. But there are extremists in all religions. Christian extremists have been responsible for heinous acts throughout the history of the world and even to this day, they persecute others for various reasons. Singling out a particular religious group is a dangerous move. Many remember or have studied about the tactics of Hitler in Germany and other countries to identify and eliminate Jews. Although there were people who were outraged, the pogram continued. More than half a century later we are potentially on the verge of another wave of similar tactics. How do we determine whether a person is Muslim or Christian?  Will we make the Muslims wear badges and the Christians crosses?


We call on the President to lift the ban on Muslims traveling to our country until another solution can be found to stop Muslim extremists from threatening us from within and without. Stop separating families from each other. Refugees who have legally come to our country have come to find peace and freedom. They deserve at least that. 


1326 Collingwood Blvd

Toledo, Ohio 43604


Mailing Address:

NAACP Toledo Branch
P.O Box 9388

Toledo, Ohio 43697


Phone: 419-214-1551



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