2019 Winter Session

April 6, 2019


Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4770 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703

The Deadline for Bookings is    March 16, 2019

Title Address Description
Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

2019 Humanitarian banquet Honorees

Rosanell Eaton 

Rosanell Eaton (1921 – 2018) was a lead plaintiff in a 2013 lawsuit in North Carolina that overturned unfair voting restrictions.  

She joined the lawsuit to contest a state law that required prospective voters to present photo identification, did not allow them to register the same day that they planned to vote, and shortened the early voting period. 

In 2016, a federal court ruled that the restrictions were designed to discourage black voters who usually supported democrats. The Supreme Court heard the case and a 4-4 ruling meant it would not reinstate the restrictions.

Eaton grew up on a farm and attended segregated schools. She became a voting rights advocate after dealing with various racist acts including crosses burned in her yard. The first time she went to vote in 1942, she was forced to recite the preamble to the Constitution. She recited it perfectly, overcoming the oppressive voting test. The former teacher estimated that she helped thousands of people register to vote.

For her dedication to civil rights, President Obama invited her to the White House in 2016.

Rev. Dr. Vernon C. Tyson

Rev. Dr. Vernon C. Tyson (1929 – 2018) was born in Buie’s Creek, North Carolina.  He was devoted to the teachings of Jesus, particularly those related to love, mercy, justice, equality, and our obligations to the poor and vulnerable among us. These convictions led him to stand up for racial justice, public education, voting rights, and equal rights for LGBTQ citizens. He took seriously the Biblical mandate to welcome foreigners and immigrants. He registered as a conscientious objector to war in 1950 and opposed war and the death penalty all his life.
In 2013, at 83, Vernon was arrested in the North Carolina General Assembly during nonviolent “Moral Monday” protests against policies by that body that violated his sense of how human beings ought to treat one another. He won a number of awards for his human rights work, notably the Gayle Felton Drum Major for Justice Award from the North Carolina Methodist Federation for Social Action and a Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Council of Churches.

Each year, each branch must pay its Annual State Conference Assessment. To take advantage of the Humanitarian Awards Banquet Tickets that you receive once you pay your assessment, please initiate the process for paying the assessment. If you have questions, please email info@naacpnc.org.

Even if you do not plan to attend the banquet, we still need your Assessment.

Annual State Conference Assessment Fees:

  • Branches with 50 to 500 members: $250
  • Branches with 501 to 1,000 members: $300
  • Branches with over 1,000 members: $550
  • Youth Councils, College Chapters, Young Adult Chapters and High School Chapters: $100

To pay your Annual Assessment Fees, please MAIL A CHECK made out to:

NC NAACP – Annual Assessment. Please Mail Annual Assessment Fees to 1001 Wade Ave Suite 15, Raleigh, NC 27605

Step 2: Let us Know who from your Branch will be attending

We need to know who from your branch will be attending the Winter Session.

Please fill out this form with everyone’s name and Branch Position. If you have more than 15 individuals attending, please fill out this form as many times as needed.

Step 3: Let us Know how many of the Allotted banquet Tickets you will be using

DEADLINE HAS PASSED – Please Proceed to Step 4


If you plan on attending Winter Session and would like to have lunch that day, please click on the appropriate option below to purchase individual tickets.

You may pay for your tickets online using Paypal, OR you will have the option in the checkout process of mailing in a check.

Step 5: PURCHASE Additional Humanitarian Awards Banquet TICKETS

(NOT including those you are using from your Branch Allotment)

If you need additional tickets for the Humanitarian Awards Banquet, please purchase individual tickets.

You may pay for your tickets online using Paypal, OR you will have the option in the checkout process of mailing in a check.

Step 6: Purchase an ad for Souvenir Journal

We encourage all branches to submit an ad for Souvenir Journal – as well as individuals and businesses!

You may pay for your tickets online using Paypal, OR you will have the option in the checkout process of mailing in a check.

Once you purchase your ad space, email camera-ready artwork to:


All art must be submitted by March 22nd, 2019.