Local NAACP chapter to celebrate community leaders – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount NAACP Image Awards celebrating community leaders is set for Saturday.

Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice is the theme for the third annual event, said Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

“The last year has been pivotal in many areas impacting civil rights across the country and right here in our own backyard,” Knight said. “The NAACP recognizes that all of those issues have an underlying thread that is tied together by race.”

Recent racial hurdles and incidents in the Twin Counties have settled in the area of education, Knight said. (Source: Read more)

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