North Macomb to Become Newest Branch of NAACP
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Community rallies after success of Peaceful Protest in support of Black Lives Matter
After the overwhelming support shown by the Romeo Community for the Black Lives Matter Protest that took place in June, the organizers decided the momentum couldn't just stop there. Local Romeo resident Clarence Womble took it upon himself to reach out to the NAACP to determine what needed to be done in order to start a branch of the organization right here in Northern Macomb County.
“I'm fully committed," Womble said. "I met with members of the (Black Lives Matter) protest in Romeo, and they came on board, and we got it going. If I was to do it on my own, I wouldn’t have been able to do it. It was a total team effort. We used social media and technology. We can go out right now and campaign on behalf of the NAACP.”
This will be the first North Macomb branch of the organization. Womble said Macomb County has had a NAACP branch since 1926 and it is the third-oldest branch in Michigan. The new one will include all Macomb County communities north of M-59.
As of this publication, over 130 people have signed up for a membership to the local chapter.
Those interested in learning more about the North Macomb County branch of the NAACP can call 586-453-1881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The organization also has a Facebook page to learn more information. A $30 annual membership fee includes a membership card and a quarterly magazine subscription.