“The NAACP is against all forms of hate, racism, and discrimination. With the hatred and pure evil on display in Charlottesville and this movement now appears to have its sights on Florida to incite violence and create major disruption. It’s time for our Governor, State Senators and State Representatives to show leadership. We are demanding the Governor immediately remove all Confederate statues, flags and memorials from our State Capitol grounds in Tallahassee. We call on all members of the Florida Legislature to stand together and end the bigotry that has divided us for too long and support a bill banning all Confederate statues, flags and memorials from public grounds across the State of Florida. We are and will continue to be steadfast and immovable in the fight against discrimination, prejudice and hatred,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.