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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded on February 12, 1909. The NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders, and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.

The time is now. By becoming a member of NAACP, you’ll join a network of activists standing up to injustice, fighting back against systemic racism, and answering the call for equality.

Up Coming Events

Springfield, MO Juneteenth Celebration

In 2023, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, in collaboration with the NAACP of Springfield, offered the first city-wide Juneteenth weekend celebration. Multiple members of our public and private sector companies joined in the planning and coordination of the event.

The results were a weekend of events and celebration topped off by a concert with Grammy Award nominees Nappy Roots! Community members and visitors from across our region joining us for the celebration.

This year are planning for bigger and better in 2024! As Springfield continues to strive towards equity and inclusion for all historically marginalized in our community, it is only fitting that we continue to celebrate this important holiday to the best of our ability.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks has a mission to facilitate and promote the building of resilient children, healthy families, and strong neighborhoods & communities through collaboration, programming, and resource development. Collaborating with the NAACP on growing the Juneteenth celebration aligns with our mission.

The NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Their dedicated workers, organizers, leaders, and members continue to work for social justice for all Americans. They have carried the annual planning of the Juneteenth celebration in Springfield Missouri for nearly a decade.

Our partnership on the Annual Citywide Juneteenth Celebration is a testament to Springfield’s strong culture of collaboration.

Juneteenth Event Sponsors

Leadership Team

Kai Sutton


Dr. Kyler Sherman – Wilkins

1st Vice President

Dee Ogilvy

2nd Vice President

Duan Gavel


Dr. Grace Jackson – Brown


Cheryl Clay

Assistant Secretary

Isabelle Walker – Jiminez

Member at Large

Pastor Tracey Wolfe

Member at Large

Tara Lacio

Member at Large

TJ Appleby

Member at Large

Dr. Zipporah Burns

Member at Large

Dr. Shurita Thomas-Tate

Member at Large