From the mistreatment of students of color to violent hate crimes, the WV NAACP has be a champion for the Black community of West Virginia by illuminating our shared injustices and taking action against inequality.
On Jan. 17 nine people were arrested during a protest in downtown Charleston. The protesters were calling on Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act.
“People of color need policies to thrive in West Virginia. We protest in the streets and go to court for things we are not protected by. Black people are always fighting for all and never make those elected officials accountable.” Del. Walker