Organized in 1915, Springfield Branch of NAACP is one of the first chartered branches. Over the years, the dedicated and committed workers, organizers, leaders and members of the Dayton Branch have helped to win victories from the ballot box to classroom.
Locally is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic quality of rights of all persons, and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination in Clark, Greene and Champaign Counties, Ohio
Locally is to ensure that our community in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
Denise D. Williams
"You cannot stop violence with violence; you cannot conquer discrimination by discriminating!!! Let us become 'One Community' "
Following retirement, President Williams wanted to start her own mediation business but God had another plan for her. She met with her pastor at St John Missionary Baptist Church as she wanted him to bless her business. Instead she left his office agreeing to run for President of the Springfield Chapter of the NAACP.
In 2013 she was elected with only two members...herself and her best friend, Ms. Diane Sanders of Columbus, Ohio, running the Springfield office. Four years later, among her accomplishments, she has helped bridged the divide of injustice while helping to grow the membership to over 100 members; build relationships with Clark County Sheriff and City of Springfield Police Departments. She was essential in calling for a crease fire among two gang members and list goes on.
In the Summer of 2017, President Williams was elected as the 3rd Vice President of the Ohio State NAACP Conference.