Alcorn’s NAACP Week scheduled for February
Alcorn State University’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Chapter is gearing up for NAACP Week.
The celebration will be held Monday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 13 in various locations around campus. The organization will participate in a combination of community service, political education, talent research and a celebration of the civil rights organization.
Events will kick off Monday with a Black History Program. On Tuesday, there will be a roundtable discussion titled, “Environmental Racism: Police Brutality.” Members of Alcorn’s NAACP Chapter will help clean the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility Wednesday. Later that day, the organization will hold a membership and voters registration drive before having the chapter’s Founders Day Banquet. On Thursday, a Lift Every Voice program called “The Showcase” will be held. The organization will participate in community outreach at a local elementary school on Friday. The week will conclude with the organization working the concession stand during Alcorn’s basketball game against Mississippi Valley State University on Saturday.
Chapter President Rodrick Patterson said that the organization is looking forward to celebrating their culture.
“We are so excited to bring awareness to our campus for Black History Month,” said Rodrick. “It is important to know our roots, which encourages our generation to take advantage of responsibilities that will help us to progress as a culture.”