MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis City Council has just voted unanimously to remove two controversial Confederate statues property. According to a tweet from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, the public parks have been sold to a private entity. He says the removal will be conducted by a private entity and will be compliant with the law.
ANDERSON – The Madison County NAACP branch celebrated local leaders at the annual B. Harry Beckham Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday. The banquet focused on finding ways to ensure young black people have a brighter future and find consciousness and understanding in a world that still breeds racism and hate.
In the public imagination, the NAACP is synonymous with tenacious civil rights litigation and impassioned speeches. It was instrumental in numerous legal battles in South Carolina, including the 1952 Briggs v. Elliott case, which challenged segregation in public schools, and the 1961 case of the Friendship 9, which produced the movement mantra “Jail, No Bail.”
WILKES-BARRE – John Barnes remembers being in the room when the Wilkes-Barre NAACP earned its charter. It was 1985, and state Rep. Alphonso Deal traveled from Philadelphia to restart the local chapter that had first begun in the 1930s. Seeing the charter