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Former NAACP leader addresses ADICA

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A man who fought for racial equality with the NAACP for 30-years says even though they ousted him, he's still representing the organization.

William Wright is the former president of the Albany chapter.

Wednesday he addressed the ADICA board asking for a level playing field for local black owned businesses.

He wants a disparity study before ADICA doles out money. The national NAACP forced out Wright and other local officers for violating the group's bylaws.

He refused to pay a national fee he claimed was unfair. He was kicked out but says he'll still represent the people here.

"If you've done something for 30-years, how do you go out and say well I'm not that person now? How do you tell someone I can no longer do this because of some breach in the system?" said William Wright, Former Albany NAACP President.

The NAACP is scheduled to elect new local leaders Saturday at Temple of Hope on Sands Drive.

Wright plans to address ADICA again next month.

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