Hickory – In recent months there have been national and local protests, marches, and vigils, triggered by the police killing of George Floyd and the police-related deaths of many other African Americans and the “Black Lives Matter” movement. More recently however, the Hickory National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has become more concerned with the violence, including killings, of blacks by blacks in Hickory.

Out of this concern, the Hickory NAACP will lead a Black Lives Matter vigil and march in the Ridgeview community in protest of black on black violence. This event starts at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, at 340 1st St SW, Hickory, NC, Thursday August 6th at 6:00 PM.

On Sunday August 9, 2020, the NAACP will host its monthly meeting via Zoom. Items on the agenda will include an update on the upcoming NAACP Regional Meeting and National Convention, an overview of biannual branch election scheduled to take place over the next three months, and addressing questions related to voting in the November 3rd National Presidential Election.

Members will receive log-in information for the meeting on Friday or Saturday.

Persons interested in joining the Hickory NAACP should call 828-322-6663 or 828-238-4430 or email hickorynaacp@gmail.com.