NAACP scheduled to set foot on Tarleton’s campus

By Monét Gerald –

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting the Texas NAACP as they hold a business meeting and conduct general business for the state NAACP on Saturday, Sept. 14. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thompson Student Center, Ballroom A and is open to the public.

Gary Bledsoe Photo Courtesy of NAACP Texas

Gary Bledsoe Photo Courtesy of NAACP Texas

Leaders of the Texas NAACP are interested in seeing the Tarleton campus and the surrounding Stephenville community.

“We look forward to our visit to Tarleton State and the Stephenville area. There is a great deal of history associated with this community that is very important to all Texans. It is our hope to deal with some important issues while learning more about the history and recent events in this area that are associated with civil and human rights, “ said Gary Bledsoe, president of Texas NAACP in a statement.

Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, director of Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Communication Studies, also expressed her office’s excitement for the visit.

“Welcoming the Texas NAACP to our campus provides an opportunity for our students to examine the current and historical impacts of a powerful civil rights organization,” she said in a press release. “We are pleased to see opportunities for student networking and the start of a strong partnership with the Texas NAACP.”

The NAACP was founded in 1909 with the mission “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”

Monet Gerald is a senior broadcast journalism student from Keller, Texas. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Texan news Service

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