Discussing the future of local african american leadership

Moving forward can bring immense challenges, Thursday night, the NAACP in Worcester was looking to bring the community together, to look at the challenges facing future leaders and to honor those who have come before.

Remembering leaders of the past, listening to leaders of today, and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow, those are the goals of the Worcester County NAACP.

Leaders who attended say African American leadership on the shore has come far, but the work still continues.

"It's very easy to take a step backward.  We are definitely not in a time and a place where we can afford that," says Kirkland Hall, Sr., candidate for the seat in District 38A.

And leadership does not just include holding a seat in politics or having rank in law enforcement, but being in the community as an entrepreneur.

"If you have the ability to have a business and work in that business and be productive in your community then you should do it.  That's very important, and I've been in business 47 years," said Worcester County Commissioner president Diana Purnell.

"Well we've got to keep working and encouraging young people to think big and just because you've heard you can't do, I'm a firm believer that we can," says Hall.

For more information on the Worcester NAACP, you can find them on Facebook or on the Ocean City website.

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