1740-2023 - BLACK VOTE MATTERS,
1400 - 2023 - BLACK HISTORY MATTERS
1740 - 2023 BLACK RIGHTS MATTER
All Throughout Our History - BLACK LIFE MATTERS
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT
As we begin to venture down a new road of bringing Negro Election Day to a Status of a State Holiday we are prepared for the challenges and the push back which we will encounter. But it is something Salem United is looking forward to undertake.
We also want to thank so many people for the support we received in 2022.
We are opening our organization to those who want to be a part of Salem United. The love and congratulations humbled me.
I wish I had the time to have spent more time with you and throughout the rest of the year I will make it a point to see you and thank you all in person.
You are all important to me and I appreciate your coming out and supporting Salem United, Inc. in the way you did.
Join us in 2023 for the best Negro Election Day ever.
President and Founder
Preserve its History
Protect its Tradition
Build its Community Engagement and Social Awareness
The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
-- Marcus Garvey
Salem United, Inc fosters a commitment to Preserve our Culture History, Protect our Ethnic Traditions, Build our Community Engagement and Social Awareness. We emphasize self-identity, self-governing and family values to our Communities, Elderly and Youth.
Salem United, Inc’s purpose is to unifying Individuals, Organizations and Companies in bettering our communities.
Our most significant goals are to:
• Increase participation in Voter Registration and U.S. Census through education and historical significance of the origin of “The First Black Voting System”, called Negro Election Day.
• Provide current and positive image of Black America
• Build mentorships and collaboration. Do charitable works. Provide education, workshops and training.
• Develop sporting events. Cultivate social and community events.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATORS AND PARTNERS
N.E. Informer Newsmagazine
National Parks Service
Salem State University
Salem Superintendent of Schools
City of Salem Police Department
City of Salem, Arts and Cultural Division
North of Boston Convention & Visitors
Salem African American Tours Group, Inc
Registry of Deeds
League of Women Voters Salem MA
U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton
Senator Joan Lovely
Massachusetts House of Representatives Paul F. Tucker
WHO WE ARE
To Learn Who We Are And What We Do. It Starts With Us Working Together As One.
Wanting To Make A Contribution Of Support!
When Salem United, Inc. says our missions is to preserve, protect and build black history and build community engagement we use the term “Black” to show unity amongst those that identify with their African roots.
The African Diaspora of worldwide collection of communities and nations, made up of Brazil, United States, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Colombia.
A new nation and culture of African descents emerged from tragedy and Negro Election Day is one of those cultures. So, I work to unify us in the African Diaspora through unity, pride and cultural truth.
Who We Are!
Salem United, Inc. is a 501c3 charitable organization established June 2020. Our history was enacted into Law through Bill S.2703 as a Massachusetts State Holiday and we come together to celebrate the voting work of enslaved men from 1740:
- EDUCATE, LEARN & APPLY
- SHARE OUR LEGACY TO UNITE
Motto: Roots & Wings
Mission: Preserve, Protect and Build.
Preserve its History
Protect its Tradition
Build its Customs and Social Awareness
Salem United, Inc. is a non-profit organization that preserves, protects and builds black history but it is a very important goal that believes in diversity and inclusion. Our board is very diverse as we believe that Black History is American History.
For our events, we believe that all should feel a included. We want our young people to feel even though the event is 283rd years old, they will see themselves in the day.
SALEM UNITED, INC STRUCTURE
Our Structure is broken into 3 Divisions
DIVISION 1: Lorraine Wade Division
A. Board of Directors, Officers
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 5 Executive Officers and members monthly.
B. Youth Division Board
This is where the Youth work is done. It will be headed by Monieke McNeil, Celeste Hamilton, Anyfer Gonzalez and Terrell Greene who will take the role in the rules and procedures of the youth Organization. Salem United, Inc. will give the young people in Massachusetts a voice and a roll in preservation of its history, civic activism in their communities and a place to make a mark in tomorrow's voting laws.
C. Design Division Coalition
This is where the Museum design work is done. It will be headed by Mary Richards and Alick M McLean who will take the role in the design development of the Black Heritage Center & Museum. Salem United, inc. will give Massachusetts a place to learn and a resource building to house hidden Black History.
DIVISION 2: Pompey Mansfield Division
Membership and Membership Development
Membership is $30.00 for the year.
DIVISION 3: George Peabody Division
Salem United, Inc has broken 4 Programs of Development. This is where our committees work begins and ends.
Committees and Development Programs
Program 1: Negro Election Day State Holiday& Black Preservation
Program 2: Workshops & Health Care, Voting, U.S Census & Civil
Rights & Reform, Civil Service Exam, Registration & Education
Program 3: Black Heritage Center & Museum
Exhibitions & Tours
Program 4: Events, Gala and Entertainment