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NAACP celebrates the century mark

By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The NAACP is celebrating its 100th birthday, and about 30 people gathered at the headquarters of the local chapter Thursday morning to celebrate.

The crowd was reminded of the gains made by African Americans since the organization was founded.

Local leaders say that more work needs to be done both locally and nationally.    "Improve our schools. Our education system, our students, our graduation rate, from high schools. There's just a lot to do," said Polly Cherry of the Albany/Dougherty NAACP.  

 The group said the election of President Obama is a sign of improving race relations.

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