Students help NAACP focus on education

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

Residents, political and community leaders on Tuesday helped the revitalized local chapter of the NAACP celebrate its new start, as the group focuses on increasing opportunities for kids and diversity within the community. Nearly 50 residents attended the group’s open house at the Galesburg Community Center…

Knox College students Devin Compton, Jamall Nelson and Melvin Taylor filled out voter registration forms at the open house. “We are happy to be in Galesburg and a reactivated branch,” said Candy Webb, the local chapter’s interim president…

Although in the early stages, the group already has plans to host an election forum for state and federal candidates in the summer. The group also plans to engage the youth, with job fairs and events… Read more…