The Fight for Freedom

The Fight for Freedom


ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes



Our objectives are to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality

of all citizens; to achieve quality of rights and eliminate race prejudice

 among the citizens of the United States



The Fight for Freedom

Still Needs Freedom Fighters

By Marvin L. ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr.

7th President NAACP Baltimore City Branch


Let me first take this opportunity to thank those of you that are currently financial members of the NAACP Baltimore City Branch.  In the event you are a member and your membership has expired – please renew it immediately.  Of course, if you are not a member know that the NAACP Baltimore City Branch is ‘Coming Alive in 2005.’  We need, want, and request your membership.

The cost for a regular adult membership is ONLY $30.00 which includes the monthly Crisis magazine.  Please visit our web site to get additional information regarding membership and our reinvigorated branch –

Our great city is faced with a plethora of problems and challenges.  As President of the 2nd oldest and one of the most prestigious branches in the country, I, along with our outstanding Executive Committee, am committed to ensuring a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.  Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

The essential means by which we effectuate our objectives is through our Standing and Special Committees.  Some of these committees are:  ‘Communications, Press and Publicity; Community Coordination; Education; Finance; Freedom Fund; Health, Legal Redress; Membership and Life Membership; Political Action; Religious Affairs; Youth Work; Armed Services and Veterans Affairs, Economic Development; and Labor and Industry.

Our objectives are to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all citizens; to achieve quality 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 security 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 our Constitution.

Our Monthly General Membership Meetings are the 4th Monday of every month, with the exception of December 2005 where we will meet on the 3rd Monday due to Christmas and Kwanzaa.  Our meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at 940 Madison Avenue at Preston Street.  There is ample lighted parking and our meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

It’s been said “…if you don’t ask you won’t receive.”  Won’t you please become both a physically and financially active member of the Baltimore City Branch NAACP?  I have pledged to do everything within the powers and intellect that God will give me to significantly improve our branch.  I need and ask for your membership and assistance.

God Bless You!

NAACP Baltimore City Branch / 8 W. 26th Street / Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4501

410/366-3300 Office 410/366-3304 Fax / /

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Hon. Marvin L. ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr.

Election Specialist – National Labor Relations Board, a U.S. Governmental Agency, for 33 years and former E.E.O. Counselor.  Founder and Chairman of the Maryland Voting Rights Restoration Coalition.  International Organizer for the Million Man March and National Voter Registration & Education Chairman for the Million Family March. 

Former President of the Baltimore City Election Board and 1st African American President of the Maryland Association of Election Officials.  Since 1973 registered more voters in Maryland than anyone. 

Memberships include, but are not limited to: 

Interim President of the Baltimore Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference;

Life Member and Current International Legislative Liaison, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.;

Life Member and Past Executive Committee Member – Baltimore Branch N.A.A.C.P.;

Member and Past President – NLRB Union Local 5;

Memberships: National Council of Negro Women Greater Baltimore Chapter;

Woman Power, Inc.;

Board of Directors for the New Democratic Club;

A. Phillip Randolph Institute;

Families Against Mandatory Minimums;

NCOBRA – Baltimore Chapter;

Maryland Justice Coalition;

Board of Director of I Can’t We Can, Inc.;

Board of Directors of National Lift Every Voice and Sing Foundation;

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist;


Children 1st Movement;

Baltimore Urban League;

Co-Organizer, Dawson Family Rally & Vigil;

MD Governor Glendenning’s Special Committee on Voting Systems & Election Procedures in Maryland;

Baltimore City Council President Dixon’s Commission on Council Representation;

American Red Cross Gold Card Champion for Life Frequent Donor Program; etc. 

Speaker at the National Press Club, WMAR 2 The Point, WJZ On Time, WBFF; WOLB, WEAA, 92Q WERQ, Heaven 600, WBGR, WYPR, WWIN-FM and featured in BMORENEWS.COM, the Afro American Newspaper; The Baltimore Times, and the Informer, etc. 

Executive Producer of “ROCing ‘D’ Vote” Radio Show (“…the nation’s only voter education and empowerment radio show”) on WOLB 1010 AM – Friday’s 10 A.M. until 12:00 noon.

Recipient of over 200 awards and citations.  Member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church – Baltimore City, Maryland.

NAACP Baltimore City Branch / 8 W. 26th Street / Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4501

410/366-3300 Office 410/366-3304 Fax / /

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posted 24 July 2008



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