Demonstrators seek members, change

Benjamin Compson-Lawson, encourages membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) during a July 12 demonstration on Virginia Avenue.
Jordan Obenour, left, and Caitlin Venable hold signs for societal change on race issues.

A demonstration spearheaded by the social media group MHC Protest was held July 12 at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Daniels Creek Road in Collinsville.

Benjamin Compson-Lawson, who was among the organizers, helped individuals join the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) during the event. The price for membership with the NAACP is $30 for adults and $10 for children, according to Compson-Lawson. Members of the NAACP work with activists and organizers in local NAACP branches, support access to quality education, healthcare, economic opportunities; advocate for laws and policies to improve communities; participate in voter registration and get out the vote campaigns; and attend other events and conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

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