Columbia Branch NAACP Begins Transition

Columbia, S.C. – Dec. 12, 2018 – The Columbia Branch NAACP has elected its new leadership for the 2019-2020 term.

Oveta Glover, President-elect of the Columbia branch, will take the reign and begin a platform for civil rights, a membership campaign and social justice initiatives for the Columbia area on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Since the age of six, Glover has been involved in the Civil Rights Movement, marching and speaking. Notably, she was one of the first 11 children and teenagers to integrate the Charleston County public school system in 1963 for the state of South Carolina at age nine. That case was one of the feeder cases in the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. She has continued to press forward against injustices in the ensuing decades, following a trail carved out by her father Rev. Dr. Benjamin James Glover, a former Charleston and Columbia branch NAACP president and a former Allen University president, and her grandfather Rev. Alonzo Webster Wright, the first S.C. NAACP State Conference president.

The Columbia NAACP branch leadership for 2019-2020 will be:

President: Ms. Oveta Glover

1st Vice President: Ms. Jean Parks

2nd Vice President: Mrs. Loretta Hammond

Secretary: Ms. Gale Nash

Assistant Secretary: Ms. Edith Holmes-Anderson

Treasurer: Mr. Jonathan Kirkwood

Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Chris Simmons

Executive committee 13 (members)

The installation ceremony for the new officers will take place

Sunday, December 16, 2018,

at 4:00pm

Union Baptist Church

1800 Germany Street

Columbia, SC 29204

The public is invited to witness this ceremony.

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination in housing, employment, healthcare, education and the courts.