NAACP holds 18th annual African American Heritage Celebration

The Wicomico County branch of the NAACP held it’s 18th annual African American Heritage Celebration at the Chipman Cultural Center.

The center is actually the oldest African American church on the Delmarva Peninsula.

The theme for the event this year was celebrate the legacy of African American History.

An interesting fact about the celebration today the keynote speaker was a local middle school student.     

Members of the NAACP tell 47ABC encouraging the youth is something that’s a major part of their mission.

Asmar Ashanti, a lifetime member of the NAACP says, “The importance is getting the community to come together of any race. No matter what it is, you need to get them to come together. It’s to celebrate the legacy of our heritage, of African American heritage.”