Raleigh hosts NAACP training institute

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 22, 2012

RALEIGH (AP) — Presidents of state NAACP conferences from across the Southeast are meeting in Raleigh for a training institute.
The six presidents will join the Rev. William Barber at a news conference Thursday to kick off the NAACP Southeast Regional Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute.
After the news conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is scheduled to hold the Religious Emphasis Day. The event features presentations and discussions about the necessity of the church in struggles against injustice.
The four-day meeting in Raleigh comes 47 years after the marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., were finally staged under the protection of the National Guard.