The NAACP of Ouachita presents Founder’s Day Service a salute to its history

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - During segregation and the civil rights era, many organization were formed for people of color to seek fairness and justice in a hard society. One of those organizations was formed in 1909 by W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells in Springfield Illinois.

Ambrose Douzart and Robert Bradford from the NAACP of Ouachita joined with Tyler Smith discussing the organization's Founder's Day Service. Source: (KNOE)

It is currently known as the oldest civil rights organization today: the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).

Its 111-year history has impacted many communities nationwide including here at home in Monroe.

Ambrose Douzart president of Ouachita NAACP and Chaplain Robert Bradford joined us Thursday morning to invite the community out to their Founder’s Day Service.

Bradford says the event will reflect on the organization’s accomplishments.

As well as discuss current issues and topics going on in the community and will welcome anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the prestigious organization.

Founder’s day is Wednesday, February 12 at 3 p.m.

The event will be held at New St. John Baptist on 1307 Sycamore Street in Monroe.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.