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NAACP aims to boost involvement
Graylan Quarterman
Graylan Quarterman is the president of the Liberty County NAACP, former Liberty County Development Authority board member and owner of GQ Home Inspection/GQ Property Services. - photo by File photo

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909. It is the nation’s oldest and largest civil-rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the pre-eminent advocates for civil and human rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal-opportunity enforcement in the public and private sectors.
The NAACP’s Liberty County Branch was chartered in 1952. We are a diverse group and that bodes well for this community, which itself is diverse with people from all walks of life who practice various religions and have different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. The branch plans to mirror this diversity by conducting speaker forums covering topics such as education, civil and human rights, politics, art, emergency management, financial planning, health, criminal justice and many others. During election years, candidates’ nights will be held to inform the members of political candidates’ positions.
The branch is prepared to receive complaints from community residents concerning problems with the criminal-justice system, schools, employment, health care and commercial institutions.
The NAACP’s Liberty branch members would like to thank the area communities that have supported us over the years — Midway, Riceboro, Allenhurst, Walthourville, Gum Branch, Fleming, Holmestown, Freedman Grove, Shavetown, Sunbury, Hinesville and the surrounding areas.
I know it has been said that the NAACP is a tired and irrelevant organization, filled with old people with old ideas. Nothing could be further from the truth because, historically speaking, when people believe they have been wronged or unfairly treated, they usually turn to the NAACP. Why? People turn to the NAACP because we are the largest, most respected, oldest and most effective civil-rights organization in America.
We are your organization and we are here whenever you need us. But don’t wait until you need us. Join with us today and become the power behind the purpose so that we can secure the promise of history.

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