BHM: NAACP Chapters celebrate the history of African American’s


DELMARVA – The Worcester County NAACP is helping out the community to get more access across the Eastern Shore.

NAACP stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. This organization with many different chapters helps across the nation with social and economic issues. 47 ABC spoke with Ivory Smith, President of the Worcester County NAACP since 1944. The organization fights for justice, better-paying jobs and wages, better healthcare, and reaching out wherever the need is. Smith says it’s crucial that people get involved.

“A mean that is backing you in the NAACP so you want to get involved, jobs, entrepreneurship, there are committees that you can join,” Smith adds.

The president also says that this is important for generations to come so they can see what is right for them. He says that one of the initiatives the NAACP is working on currently is getting ready for the summer. They want to make sure in Ocean City that law officers are compliant with their initiative to wear their body cams, following the violent boardwalk arrests of unarmed black men.

The local NAACP chapters (Worcester, Wicomico, Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties) are coming together to put on a program that will discuss the impact of the NAACP in each county and the history of African Americans in each county. To learn more check out their Facebook page.



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