Local NAACP: Keep the dream alive

Published 12:41 am Sunday, January 20, 2008

It’s that time again for celebrating Dr. King’s Dreams. The Natchez Branch of the NAACP has been busy planning for this year’s celebration.

It will kick off on today at 7 p.m. with the annual banquet at the Natchez Community Center. Our state president, Mr. Derrick Johnson, will be at the banquet to enlighten the crowd on what’s going on in the state and other branches of the NAACP. The guest speaker will be Mrs. Zelmarine Murphy. Mrs. Murphy serves on the board of education for the Warren County School System. She was also chosen as Miss Alcornite in 2007 and a member of AKA sorority.

Our awards program will honor those in the community for their work in civil rights, and in making an effort to improve the community and themselves. The Natchez Chapter of the NAACP will recognize their newly formed youth department under the direction of Mrs. Georgia Oliver and Mrs. Rose Jackson. The chapter believes our youth program frames our future in keeping the dream alive.

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Monday is slated to be a day to remember, with the luncheon at 11 a.m. and the parade at 2:30 p.m.

We are asking our churches, businesses, and the general public to support us by celebrating this weekend with us.

The Natchez Chapter of the NAACP encourages you to keep the dream alive. Dr. Martin Luther King left his legacy for us to continue working for freedom, and justice for all. See you at the celebration this weekend!

Lynda Williams is a teacher at Ferriday Lower Elementary School.