The NAACP Longview Chapter recently installed 207 officers. The ceremony took place at Bethel Baptist Church. In addition, the rites celebrated the oldest civil rights organization’s quintessential history. The organization leaders asked attendees to support NAACP.

Reverend Lewis Thompson was the master of ceremony and Reverend H.Q Dickerson, the presiding elder of the Longview/Marshall CME churches keynoted the event. His topic was Bitter Times for Better Times. Furthermore, City Councilwoman District 3, Kasha Williams did the installation rites and Reverend Kevin Anthony gave the offertory prayers after which Branden Johnson the immediate past president passed the gavel to incoming president Reverend Lamar Jones.


The 2017-2018 officers are as follows:

President: Reverend Lamar Jones

First Vice President: Winsell Coleman

Second Vice President: Barbara Scott

Third Vice President: Brenda Jones

Secretary: Melba Smith

Assistant Secretary: Golden Tarver

Treasurer: Janice Mosley

Assistant Treasurer: Rhonda Lewis


The Standing Committee Chairs are as follows:

Health: Terrell Edwards

 Armed Services and Veteran Affairs: Jim Cogar

 Legal Redress: Roy Walker

 Historian/Interim Education: Rochell Ceballos

 Political Action Committee: Sophia Brewer

 SIGNS: Vik Verma

 At-Large Officer: Steve Crane

 At-Large Office: Donna Mangram

 At-Large Officer: Edward Nolan

 At-Large-Officer: Charles Taylor

 At-Large-Officer: Randall Walker

 Appointed Chair for Membership: Eva Tolbert


NAACP monthly meetings are held at the Downtown Meeting Center located at Cotton Street. For more information, please call (430) 558-8142 or email