“I am Living the dream of Dr. King, are you living it with me.
Salem United, Inc,
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
– Dr. Mae Jemison, First Black Female Astronaut
PRESERVE - PROTECT BUILD
Salem United, Inc. has had the opportunity to bring the true history of why people go Salem Willows Park on the 3rd Saturday in July annually and bring Negro Election Day history to the community. The first black voting system is a power tool and means to teach. This history offered a sense of pride to a large amount of the population and a reality of history to our youth.
2022 Negro Election Day Theme:
BLACK HISTORY MATTERS
How Will You Honor His Legacy
Fight for the Right To Vote!
Pass A Voting Rights Act
We Bring Families And History Together
Invitation To Raise A Flag
True Story, July 16, 2021
A young woman name Audrey McElrath was invited to raise a flag. She was recommended Salem United, Inc. as she is very interested in Black History. We were proud to have her a part of the day.
Later, Salem United Inc. would find out, Audrey, Grandmother’s uncle, Wayne Snipes was the brother of Maceo Snipes, the Georgia Man in our the Negro Election Day Exhibition, who was murdered for his participation in Voting.
From Georgia to Massachusetts two stories were merged and histories were blended together to tell one important narrative.
Memories of One of the first black concerts at Peaboday Essex Museum
Together We Are Working To Make A Change
The Learning Starts With Giving Time Of Yourself And It Was A Pleasure Having The Opportunity To Teach!
As August 29th draws near, Salem United, Inc. and prepare to close the exhibit we want to say it was an honored to unmask the history of the first Black voting system and its association to today’s celebration on the 3rd Saturday in July in Salem Willows Park.
Today when we stand on the foundation of Salem Willows Park we walk on hallowed grounds. Land where enslaved Black men came together to develop Laws which Protected their communities, made history while Preserving their culture and formed a way to Build a black government system serving as leaders.
Salem United, Inc. does not apologize for the work we do to do Preserve Negro Election Day, Protect is true history and Build pride in what the day symbolizes for Black America.
And as we search for our new home for the exhibition we will continue to work toward the education in the truth of Black history, the support for Black History and the pride in Black History.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”― George Orwell
Salem United, Inc. is a non-profit organization and shall operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.
SALEM UNITED, INC STRUCTURE
Our Structure is broken into 3 Divisions
Board of Directors, Officers & Members
This is where the Executive work is done. All Board Officers take an extensive role in the rules and procedures of the Organization and deal with the work of the Corporation.
Salem United, Inc Director, Doreen Wade works with the 3 Executive Officers and member monthly.
DIVISION 1: Lorraine Wade Division
Doreen Wade – President Donald Mitchell – Treasurer
Robyn Harding – Secretary Celeste Hamilton - Assistant Secretary
Giovanni Alabiso Warren Barnett
Andre Hollywood Patrick King
Monieke McNeil Brooklyn Brown-Northrup
Annette Kim Singletary Anna Whitted
Shakti Rovner Anyfern Gonzalez
Tech: Joshua Gerloff
DIVISION 2: Pompey Mansfield Division
Membership and Development
DIVISION 3: George Peabody Division
Committees and Development Programs
Program 1: Negro Election Day State Holiday
Celebration & Black Preservation
Program 2: Workshops & Health Care, Voting, U.S Census & Civil
Rights & Reform, Civil Service Exam, Registration & Education
Program 3: Black Heritage Museum For Culture and Education
Exhibitions & Tours
Program 4: Events, Gala and Entertainment