1740-2022 - BLACK VOTE MATTERS,
1400 - 2022 - BLACK HISTORY MATTERS
1740 - 2022 BLACK RIGHTS MATTER
All Throughout Our History - BLACK LIFE MATTERS
PRESERVE - PROTECT BUILD
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 Customers 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
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 Charitable 501c3 established June 19, 2015. Our annual event, Negro Election Day is not a Massachusetts Holiday. We call ourselves Salem United, Inc because we come together in one place – Salem - to honor enslaved Africans who established black self-governance, our first black voting system. We unite to do the work befitting our legacy.
Motto: Roots & Wings
Mission: Preserve, Protect and Build.
Preserve its History
Protect its Tradition
Build its Customs and Social Awareness
Program 1: Negro Election Day and other Black History Experience
Program 2: Events, Gala’s, Workshops and Health
Program 3: Voting, Voting Registration, Civil Service & U.S Census
Program 4: Exhibition/Museum
Program 5: Negro Election Day Massachusetts State Holiday
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 282 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 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 $15.00 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
Celebration & 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