NAACP to host town hall meeting – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP will host a discussion about the history, context, challenges and issues of Confederate monuments during atown hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the OIC Auditorium.

After the recent, brutal violence in Charlottesville, Va., by members of neo-Nazi and white supremacy groups and ensuing protests and actions around the state and country, the Rocky Mount NAACP leadership feels that it is our obligation and responsibility to have an informed, accurate and educated conversation about real issues surrounding the Confederacy and its reminders, said Andre Knight, president of the local branch of the NAACP.

The meeting will feature panelist Gene Nichol, the Boyd-Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law; Dr. Vann Newkirk, provost and vice chancellor of Elizabeth City State University; and Al McSurely, chairman of the N.C. NAACP Legal Redress Committee.

The forum is open to the public.

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NAACP to host town hall meeting – Rocky Mount Telegram

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