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Local NAACP chapter celebrates 100 years

Posted: 7:19 AM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 11:09:19-05

The National Association for Colored People’s local chapter will celebrate its 100th anniversary today.

Current local president Terry Mills will be partnering with the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority at 9 a.m. at the Oveal Williams Senior Center, to unveil two wrapped buses that also celebrate black history month.

KRIS 6 got an exclusive look at one of the buses on this morning’s Sunrise newscast.

The vehicles serve as a ready reminder of what the NAACP was founded for.

“The NAACP in Corpus Christi means diversity of inclusion and equality and doing it right the first time,” Mills said.

Having that information readily available for the public is an important part of the local chapter’s outreach, Mills said. This year’s commemoration will be the fourth year that the Corpus Christi chapter and the CCRTA have wrapped buses for Black History Month.

Rita Patrick, marketing director of Corpus Christi RTA, says these buses will be driving around town for the next few months.