ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saturday the NAACP national president made a stop in St Louis for a big celebration. He also wanted to talk about the aftermath in Ferguson.
It was a special service and Sunday at the Washington Metropolitan AME Zion in St. Louis. NAACP National President Cornell William Brooks stopped by to help celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary, and recognize its contribution to the fight for civil rights throughout the years.
Brooks talked about the role the church played during the unrest in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown. At the time parishioners marched from Canfield to Jefferson City to raise awareness about the need for change in the justice system and other needs of the community.
During the service there were also Christmas donations made to help families in need.
Brooks says he’s hopeful the changes he and others continue to fight for will become the catalyst
and fabric of how our country will grow and heal in the future.