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Sunday, January 14, 2018

He was born Michael King Jr., both he and his father would change their names to Martin Luther to honor the great protestant reformer.

His father taught him at a young age that racism was against God’s will and like the man whose name he took, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set out to correct injustice in our country. Before his assassination in 1968, Dr. King was credited with helping pass the civil and voting rights acts.

Today, after over 108 years, the NAACP and the legacy of Dr. King still have one purpose: To eliminate racial discrimination in our society and to continue the fight for the right of all people of color across this country to participate in free and fair elections.

The fiber of our nation is being tested from every angle, but we celebrate victories when they come. On Tuesday a three-judge panel ruled in federal court that North Carolina’s U.S. Congressional district map constitutes illegal partisan gerrymandering and must be redrawn.

The Pitt County NAACP stands united with our community, coalition partners and supporters to resist these shameful and bias policies. We will continue to stand strong to ensure that fair and clean elections are available to all voters.

It is a shame that partisan legislators are not meeting the needs of all voters by providing equal access and representation at the ballot box. We are thankful to those in our judicial system who have sided with justice. We move forward as we continue to resist attacks from oppressive and extremist legislators in Raleigh.

The Pitt County Branch will continue to work and make sure that all voters are well informed on the issues surrounding voter participation. In the words of Dr. King, “The time is always right to do what is right”

Calvin C. Henderson, president

Pitt County Branch NAACP

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April 21, 2018

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April 20, 2018

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