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Mrs. Charlesetta Allen, the first North San Diego County NAACP President, was installed as the Branch 1086 President in 1965 by Mr. Hartswell Ragsdale of the Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary. After being installed, her first effort was to seek improvement in the streets and sewer system within the minority community.
Her stay in Oceanside marked the beginning of her dedication to create a spirit of brotherly love and compassion for all mankind, regardless of race, color or creed. She came to be recognized as the first black woman to live in Oceanside. She was a true pioneer, especially in the field of civil rights and the cause of freedom. In this era, young black Marines had no place to spend their leisure hours as a result of racism so, Charlesetta gladly opened her home; a "home away from home".
Her many accomplishments include:
- Serving as an adviser during the establishment of the Oceanside Park and Recreation Commission in 1966.
- Organizing and serving as Director of the First Girls Club in this area.
- Leading the effort and helping persuading the city to lease the land where Balderrama Community Center is now located.
Mrs. Allen received many awards and certificates of appreciation from various civic fraternal organizations, one of which was her pride and joy, the Sojourner Truth Award, presented by the Business and Professional Woman’s Club of San Diego.
The NSDC NAACP pays tribute to and acknowledges one who toiled unceasingly, encouraging and persevering to the end.
Charlesetta Allen 1965-1967
Miriam Shipp-Toliver 1967-1974
John Tolliver 1975-1978
Rev. Wesley A. Allen 1979-1981
Nathaniel Clayton 1981-1982
Adell Paul 1983-1984
Rev. Thomas W. Davis 1985-1988
Reginald Owens 1989-1990
John Carter 1991-1993
Reginald Owens 1993-1994
Kip Kilebrew 1995-1996
Milton Tayler 1997-1998
Robert Howard 1999-2006
Reginald Owens 2006-2007
Chaplain Gerald Johnson 2008-2010
Dr. Shirley Johnson 2011-2012
Satia Austin 2013-current
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