The Hampton Branch NAACP plans to hold a unity rally Sunday at Davis Middle School while also asking to rename Davis and the Campus at Lee.
Gaylene Kanoyton, president of the branch, said that the rally, during which voter registration and plans for mobilization will be discussed, was necessary after the violence when white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville on Saturday.
“It is very important people understand the climate we are in politically and socially after the tragedy in Charlottesville and the Confederate monuments were used as a ploy last week,” Kanoyton said. “It also gave us an opportunity to revisit...
President Barack Obama, at the time the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the 99th annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati, Ohio.