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RTA honors local NAACP chapter on its 100th anniversary

Posted: 12:47 PM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 22:00:30-05

The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority is commemorating Black History Month in style.

During a press conference this morning, it unveiled their new bus wraps. They honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP’s local chapter which is today.

The new wraps feature a copy of the organization charter application.

They also feature a newspaper article documenting the creation of the chapter.

 

Also included are photos of the chapter’s founder Dr. Henry Boyd Hall and its current President Terry Mills who said he’s proud of this moment.

“We had help from white people, Hispanic people, people of color, my color, brown color, pink color. We had color and we had help trying to get started and 100 years later, we’re still here,” Mills said.

Terry Mills, the President of the local NAACP chapter, said a lot has happened over his organization’s 100 years and he’s proud to be a part of it.

He also expressed gratitude over all the help his organization has had throughout the years. “I want to thank the whole entire community because the NAACP couldn’t do this by ourselves. We needed help. We appreciate our partners who we work with. We value them and appreciate them and we plan on doing great things and better things within the future.”

The RTA says it hopes the new wraps will educate citizens about the local NAACP’s struggles and its success in making a difference in Corpus Christi.