Faith institutions encouraged to celebrate NAACP Sunday

Faith institutions encouraged to celebrate NAACP Sunday
November 19
00:00 2015

In Photo: Ike Howard and Linda Sutton

Special to The Chronicle

All across the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community, faith institutions will be celebrating NAACP Sunday on Nov.22. 

This day was set aside to recognize the long history of struggles and recognize that the NAACP has been confronted with many of the same struggles again.

“Today, we see attacks on every front, but none like the attacks to keep people away from the polls, making it harder to cast a ballot, where big money has taken over our elections process, where extreme gerrymandering has made it harder for the average citizen to run for political office or win,” officials say.

Founded in 1909, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization has made great strides forward advancing its mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

In many states, victories can be seen in rolling back discriminatory felony disenfranchisement laws, helping to increase graduation standards for NCAA athletes, helping to outlaw stop-and-frisk racial profiling programs, training black churches to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and countless others that can be found on the NAACP website at

Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

By recognizing its importance and supporting the NAACP through membership, volunteerism and contributions, faith communities will become part of a legacy dedicated to social justice and equality for all people.

To get involved with the Winston-Salem NAACP branch, contact President Ike Howard at 336-287-4861 or Secretary Linda Sutton at 336-870-2168.

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