New NAACP Chapter
Transylvania County now has its own chapter of the NAACP.
The chapter started back in November and they now have almost 200 members. The founders say they got the idea from the Moral Monday marches in Raleigh.
Rev. William Barber is president of North Carolina's NAACP and the leader of the Moral Monday marches. He was the featured speaker at Transylvania County's NAACP event at Brevard College. Rev. Barber says he hasn't seen much change in state government., but is proud to see grassroots changes like this one.
"This is what we did in 1909. This looks like the beginning of the NAACP. It was black and whites, believing in anti-racism, anti-poverty, building community," said Rev. Barber.
Organizers of Transylvania County's chapter of the NAACP say they will become an officially recognized chapter in a few weeks. Rev. Barber says the next Moral Monday march in Raleigh is scheduled for February 8th.