NAACP Youth Celebrate Founders Day


On Saturday, February 12, the Lower Sussex NAACP Youth Council #2719 hosted a Founders Day Program in the Milton Library commemorating 102 years of activism. The NAACP was formed in 1909 by a group of whites and blacks who sought to confront the issue of racism in America. Today the NAACP continues to address issues ranging from education to health. During the Founders Day ceremony Judge Jack Hudson, Noble Prettyman and Sandra Hoebee spoke about progress, change and young people’s role in shaping tomorrow. “You are the leaders of the future,” said Hudson who encouraged the young listeners to strive to reach their full potentials. Prettyman called on the youth council members to always be respectful and give back to the community. Hoebee shared a personal story of struggle to obtain equal pay as a woman, and challenged the young ladies in the audience to never settle for less than they are due. The event also included a stirring video tribute to the NAACP Founders and culminated with a cake cutting ceremony.