Our goal is to provide you with timely information regarding the status of civil rights in Ventura County.  The NAACP objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all minority citizens.  By eliminating racial prejudice on every level, and confronting  the challenge of disparities in our community.  Being a voice that is heard for all minorities.  

The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes. This objective can only accomplished by the enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights, and by informing the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination. From school desegregation, fair housing, employment and voter registration, to health and equal economic opportunity.   

The NAACP is committed to equality and justice for all. Your oldest and most effective civil rights organization in the country will continue the fight for freedom until all people have realized the equal hand of justice. We trust this site will be informative and of value to all Ventura County Community. 



John R. Hatcher III
President



  From the courthouses, to the ballot box to     the classroom, the NAACP and the  
  dedicated workers, volunteers, organizers,
  and leaders who forged this great nation
  by fighting long and hard to maintain its
  status as a champion of equality and 
  social justice for people of color. Ensuring
  that the voices of African  Americans and
  all minorities are heard. For nearly one
  hundred years, it has been the talent and
  tenacity of NAACP members that has
  saved lives and changed many negative
  aspects of American society.

  As a national organization the NAACP has
  lead the effort for social justice for 100
  years. 

  With the strong leadership and dedication
  of the local branches, the NAACP offers
  outstanding programs and resources to
  enable all people to enjoy the American
  dream, through home/property ownership,
  Financial literacy programs for adults and
  youth to become smart investors, and the
  power of diversification of their investment
  portfolios.  

  Creating a financial i ndependent
  society of people thru responsible
  leading/borrowing practices.  

  Educating the our community on Health-
  care initiatives by providing information
  programs to help residents from all age
  groups to learn to lead healthier lifestyles.

  The NAACP has long committed to
  community building strategies to seek
  proactively establish collaborative  
  relationships with other organizations and
  agencies across the community that share
  common missions so that social justice
  issues can be dealt with swiftly and with
  greater power.

  The NAACP the oldest and largest 
  inclusive organization, are leaders and
  models in the 20th century civil rights
  movement.  Your membership is invaluable
  to the continued existence and viability of
  NAACP advocacy initiatives, outreach
  programs and social justice efforts. With
  your membership comes the opportunity
  to make a difference in Ventura  
  County.  MEMBERSHIP IS POWER!!!

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    Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of 
    Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and strongest civil rights organization. NAACP founders include Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry
    Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villard and William English Walling. They answered a clarion “Call” to renew the struggle for civil and
    political liberty in response to the unrelenting lynching of blacks that were occurring with impunity in 1909.

     Today the NAACP is a network of more than 2,200 affiliates covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Japan and Germany. Headquartered in
     Baltimore, Maryland, total membership exceeds 500,000. Today the California State NAACP boasts 72 branches and youth units mobilized across the
     state to help ensure racial justice and equality.


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First African American TV Show" in Ventura County. " Whats Going On Show", produce and hosted by John R. Hatcher III.
Civil Rights Leaders Together -John R. Hatcher III (Ventura County President) and Myrile Evers-Williams (Medgar Ever's Widow)
NAACP Ventura County Chapter Executive Board at work.
TWO GENERATIONS OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERSHIP.  NAACP Ventura County President John R. Hatcher III and his grand-daughter Ka'sha Crawford Ventura County Y&C President.
John R. Hatcher III, center and local organizations at Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting.
​John R. Hatcher III, President (center), JA Montgomery 3rd VP (left) and Regina K. Cawford 1st VP (right)
Congressman Elton Gallegly - Dr. Eugene Fussell, Ret. Admiral - John R Hatcher III, NAACP President - Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten,  and Past Captain William DeBow, PHD NSWC.
John Zaragoza Ventura County Board Supervisor (left), John R. Hatcher III, President (Center) and Assemblyman Das Williams (right)
Three generations togehter. John R. Hatcher with his daughter Stacy R. Luney and grand-daughter Kenesha D. Luney.
John R. Hatcher III Ventura County President and Alice Huffman California State Conference President with Ventura County Youth & College Chapter.
J.A. Montgomery, 3rd VP (left), John R. Hatcher III, President (center) and Kerry Cawford Jr. (KJ) 3rd Y&C VP (right).
Kerry Crawford Jr. 3rd VP (left), JoAnne Hatcher (center), John R. Hatcher III, President (center), Jusin Crawford, Y&C Executive Board Member (Center) and JA Montgomery 3rd VP (right).
Channel Islands University Awards Luncheon 

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John R. Hatcher III, President and Ka'sha M. Crawford, Y&C President .
John R. Hatcher III, President (left), Ka'sha M. Crawford Y&C President (Center). JA Montgomery 3rd VP (left) and Ivy Jefferies (back).   

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