Boston NAACP President & Youth Participate in America’s Journey for Justice

Boston NAACP President & Youth Participate in America’s Journey for Justice

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FullSizeRender (3)On September 15, 2015, President Cornell Brooks led marchers into DC after marching over 1,000 miles from Selma, Alabama to the nation’s capital. The march, entitled “America’s Journey for Justice” is a statement of direction action by thousands of marchers who are delivering a message to Washington electeds to restore the Voting Rights Act, address a failing criminal justice system and to deliver access and opportunity for that part of the nation impacted by the taint of race.

In July, Boston NAACP President Michael Curry traveled down to Georgia with three Pipeline to Leadership youth to join in the Journey for Justice…marching 31 miles over two days. Giro Garcia, Paris Clachar and Brianna Lindsey sought to share in the experience of those marchers in 1965 who challenged the barriers to voting on Bloody Sunday. “We marched for James Reeb, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Akia Gurley, Amadou Diallo, DJ Henry, and so many others who were unarmed and died at the hands of law enforcement,” said President Curry. ” “This is critical training for young people, who never sat at the back of the bus and therefore aren’t rushing to the front of the movement.” The marchers participated in teach-ins where they learned about the vestiges of racism in various parts of society. #justicesummer #bostonnaacp1911

Please spend some time learning more about this historic March by visiting:  http://www.naacp.org/news/entry/president-ceo-brooks-americas-journey-for-justice-nc-rally-speech

Sean Daughtry

Sean Daughtry

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SEAN DAUGHTRY

sean daughtrySean Daughtry is the Political Action Chair for the Boston Branch of the NAACP.  A North Carolina native and current Roxbury resident, Mr. Daughtry has long had a passion for politics with a focus on voter education.  Sean has been involved with Dunk the Vote and a successful grass roots voter-mobilization drive called Knocks Across Boston.  Sean is the former Chair of the Political Committee for the State of Young Black Boston, a former board member for Boston’s Urban Progressives and a former board member of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts.    

Mr. Daughtry believes in service to his community.  “Sean epitomizes the new face of the Boston NAACP,” said Branch President Michael Curry.  “He is very bright with the perfect temperament for dealing with people and issues and, even at such a young age, he has displayed an undeniable commitment to civic engagement in communities of color.”

As the former president of the Greater Boston Morehouse College Alumni Association, Sean helped to provide over $100,000 in scholarship money to Boston area students.  He is a member of Concord Baptist Church and an officer with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Boston Alumni Chapter.  Professionally, Sean is a Lab Manager with Metabolix, Inc., a Cambridge bio-tech firm with clean solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy.  Sean is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sean is currently focused on redistricting, increasing voter participation and building a strong, active and visible political action committee.  If you are interested in working with Sean, please contact him at sean.daughtry1@gmail.com.