The Duluth Chapter of the NAACP Gathers at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

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Members of the Duluth Chapter of the NAACP were drawing attention to racial injustice in Duluth Saturday. The group gathered at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

The NAACP meeting covered many different topics Saturday afternoon. First talking about work to stop pretextual stops that police use. They then moved on to talk about racial healthcare injustices.

They invited a variety of speakers, representatives of their chapter, and even Senator Jen McEwen.

They addressed their celebration of companionship and work that they have been doing ahead of the two hour rally. A speaker said, “we’ve been hard at work advocating for systemic change. We have multiple meetings weekly with people like Mayor Larson. And Chief Mike Tusken, the head of Human Services at St. Louis County, and also members of the hard working community.”

They then went into keeping the movement going.

"I have heard several times from the majority of population and again at a recent City Council meeting that we, those fighting for the rights of black brown and any underserved communities, need to present more facts and less emotion. Not true, we have given the facts time, and time, and time again and as Senator McEwen says ‘it’s on record’ so don’t give me that," said Dr. Mary Owen, the Director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at UMD.

The rest of the afternoon was filled with calls to actions and stories of multiple racial injustices in all kinds of systems.