The Joseph and Elizabeth Tinner Leadership Fund

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Joseph and Elizabeth Tinner fought segregation laws after the borders of neighboring towns were redrawn cutting directly through their thriving community. Joseph Tinner and other residents of Tinner Hill, founded an organization to rally against an ordinance that would have required blacks to live in one particular section of the city. They formed The Colored Citizens Protective League (CCPL) and succeeded in defeating the ordinance. The group became a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the very first rural chapter in the entire country.

Help continue this legacy by joining the Leadership Circle with your pledge to donate $10,000 or more to the Joseph and Elizabeth Tinner Leadership Fund. Benefits of the Leadership Circle include a commemorative brick at the Tinner Hill Historic Site, and for the next three years Website presence for you or your organization, recognition at Foundation events, two free tickets to all Foundation events, two invitations to an annual Leadership Circle reception, and membership on the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation Advisory Board.

Please help sustain the legacy by contributing to the Leadership Fund and by joining the Leadership Circle.