The  Color of Change:

A  History of the NAACP Elmira-Corning Branch


An on-line exhibit by the Chemung County Historical Society

The Elmira-Corning NAACP has been a vital part of the community since its founding in 1919. For the last 100 years, the organization has taken on injustices, advocated for change, and made a difference in our local community. The Color of Change will share the story of its creation and highlight its activities over the years. The Elmira-Corning NAACP continues to promote equal rights, educational opportunities, economic advancement, and personal well being for all African Americans in the greater community.

Special thanks to John Liquori, Kim Pipher, Georgia Verdier, Dr. Jimmie Williams, and Wesley Williams.

Chemung County Historical Society / 415 E. Water Street / Elmira, New York 14901 / 607-734-4167 / 

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