Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch #3053

WIN - Women in the NAACP

Women in the NAACP (WIN) is an
official committee of the NAACP.

 The purposes of WIN are:
•    to enhance the leadership role of women
•    to serve as an advocacy vehicle for issues affecting women and children
•    to advocate for the positive development of children
•    to support the on-going work of the NAACP and its unit, especially civil and cultural activities to enhance membership
Each region has a coordinator designated as Regional Vice Coordinator. Each state shall designate a WIN State Chair. Each local NAACP branch may establish a WIN chapter.

•    WIN membership is open to any person who is a bona fide member of the NAACP upon payment of the WIN membership fee.
•    Membership dues are ten dollars for regular members. Five dollars will go to the local WIN Unit.

 Attend the Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch #3053
IndyWIN Committee Meetings
on the first Thursday of each month
at 5:30 pm
in the Julia Carson Government Center
300 E. Fall Creek Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46205
2nd floor across from the branch office

                        IndyWIN Committee


Learn More About the NAACP's History
 Click here for an NAACP historical timeline
1909 - 1965


Engangered Species

by Dianne Reeves


About the NAACP

Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and strongest civil rights organization. NAACP founders include Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villard and William English Walling. They answered a clarion “Call” to renew the struggle for civil and political liberty in response to the unrelenting lynching of blacks that were occurring with impunity in 1909.

Today the NAACP is a network of more than 2,200 affiliates covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Japan and Germany. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, total membership exceeds 500,000. Today the California State NAACP boasts 72 branches and youth units mobilized across the state to help ensure racial justice and equality.

Visit the NAACP National Website!

NAACP Mission

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Encouraging young women

to strive for the best.


This website celebrates women and sisterhood.



Welcome to our IndyWIN Website

Women in the NAACP (WIN) is an official committee of the Greater Indianapolis Branch 3053 NAACP.

WIN Committee

Interim Chair:

Ira Mai Steele

Past Chairs:

Rosie Horton 

Ellynn Osborne Murray

 Ira Mai Steele

  Chrystal Ratcliffe


NAACP Branch #3053 President
Chrystal Ratcliffe


Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch #3053
300 E. Fall Creek Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Office Hours: M - Th      1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Telephone: (317)925-5127
Fax: (317)925-5142



Suggested literature on African-American history sponsored by the Bryn Mawr College chapter of the NAACP.

National Archives Resource Page 

for Women    

Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)