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Who We Are

We are students, parents, families, religious leaders, business leaders, teachers, and community leaders advocating for educational, social, economic, equality and justice for all people and the elimination of discrimination, especially based on race.  OUR FOUNDING -

As a Branch of the National NAACP we have a long history of serving our People, our Community and our Nation. Continuing that service and legacy through our commitment to advocacy for educational excellence for our children, social and economic equality and justice for all people and the elimination of discrimination, especially based on race. Learn more about our long history CLICK HERE -    

What We Offer

The NAACP Youngstown Branch offers services in the areas of education advocacy, the promotion of economic empowerment, voter education, registration and support for/to “get out the vote” and anti-discrimination advocacy.  These services are offered in partnership with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the NAACP also partners with clients to file complaints with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the United States Department of Education.

The NAACP Youngstown Branch accomplishes these services through the leadership of the Office of the President, and the dedication of its member volunteers who serve on various committees -- where all of the hard work and community service is provided.  So JOIN US, BECOME A MEMBER and SERVE our community on one of our many valuable committees!



George Freeman Jr., Nathaniel R. Jones, Ret. Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Cossell Burton and Benita Y. Pearson, U.S District Judge.



In November 2014, George Freeman, Jr. was elected President of the Youngstown National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely respected grassroots-based civil rights organization.  The Youngstown Chapter of the NAACP was founded in 1919.


Mr. Freeman is a graduate of Howland High School. He later attended Youngstown State University, completing coursework in business administration and management. He also trained in Negotiation & Arbitration in conjunction with the AFL-CIO and Ohio State University. In addition Mr. Freeman received certification in Construction management and  labor relations through Case Western University.  


His experiences in business management, union affiliations, politics and real estate spans over 40 years, and has created broad opportunities to work with individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds and interests.

Mr. Freeman has been an active member of four (4) local unions, serving in various capacities:  steward, foreman and organizer.  These experiences, as well as those associated with the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) and the Tenants and Welfare Rights Organization, enhanced and heightened his ability to interact effectively with all levels of the workforce, management and the community at large.


He has been affiliated with numerous community organizations over the years (Warren Area Jaycees, Trumbull County Welfare Rights Organization, Warren-Trumbull Urban League Board of Directors, Black Elected Democrats of Ohio, Greater Youngstown & Trumbull Counties AFL-CIO Delegate, Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, the nationwide caucus of SEIU organizers – the Afram-African American Caucus, Trumbull NAACP, Youngstown NAACP, A. Phillip Randolph Institute and Youngstown-Columbiana Board of Realtors). 


Notably, Mr. Freeman was appointed by Probate Judge Thomas Swift to serve as the Warren  Township Trustee. He recently served on the Board of WRTA, at the pleasure of the Commissioners of Mahoning County.


Prior to being elected Youngstown’s NAACP President, he served as Chair of the Education Committee.


He is the proud parent of three adult daughters and has resided in Youngstown for the past ten years.

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