NAACP celebrates 100 years

February 12, 2009 11:04:04 AM PST
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is celebrating its 100th birthday. The organization was founded February 12,1909.

The NC branch marked its anniversary at the NC Legislature Thursday morning. The grouped talked about policies for the next 100 years.

The NC Black Legislative Caucus acknowledged the work of the NAACP. The groups have been partners in fighting for social justice.

State NAACP President Rev. William Barber outlined plans for social change. He specifically noted equality during the country's tough economic times.

Rev. Barber said the NAACP should make the poor a priority, if the federal stimulus money is distributed to North Carolina.

The public is invited to join the NAACP Saturday for its third annual People's Assembly on Jones St.

Click here for more information about Saturday's event.


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