NAACP forms new branch in Crenshaw

Published 12:51 am Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Crenshaw County NAACP has met all requirements to organize a branch in Crenshaw County. Benard H. Simelton, President of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, assisted with the election and installation of local officers during a ceremony held in Luverne on June 27.

As President of the Alabama State Conference, Simelton continues to help with the organization of several NAACP branches across the state.

“Overall growth is up and down right now. We are on the upswing,” said Simelton. “We are activating more and more branches. Our goal this year was to activate five new branches in the state of Alabama.”

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Simelton applauded the efforts of Crenshaw County NAACP members and looks forward to working with them on upcoming events.

When asked about the removal of the Confederate flag from the Alabama State House grounds Simelton said, “This is long overdue. We are glad to see the governor go ahead and do that.”

The most recent issue being discussed by the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP is the name change of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Simelton said.

The Crenshaw County NAACP will continue to accept members of all ethnicities.

The cost to join the organization is $30 per adult and $10 for youths. For more information, please contact any branch member of the Crenshaw County NAACP.