New Hanover County’s NAACP celebrates its 100th anniversay this year. Founded nationally in 1909, the local chapter of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People launched ten years later.
The civil rights group articulates its mission this way: "...to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination."
So, where do equal rights stand now and what's on the agenda for the centennial?
Deborah Dicks Maxwell, President, New Hanover County Chapter, NAACP
Jessica Franks, President, Wilmington NAACP Youth Council; Chair, Juvenile Justice, North Carolina NAACP Youth & College Division
February 28, 2019, 7 PM, St. Stephen AME Church; 501 Red Cross Street, Wilmington, NC
Monthly meeting of the New Hanover County NAACP. "Green Book" presentation by the NC African American Heritage Commission.