The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Rome Branch will host a showing of their new film 49 Years…and Counting. The Story of the Rome Branch, on Saturday, April 30th at the Rome Historical Society.
The Rome Branch of NAACP, chartered in 1973, has a long history of bringing civil justice to the Rome community. With a grant from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties they have produced a documentary style film about obstacles faced and strides made by the Rome Chapter.
Current president Jacqueline Nelson says the Rome Branch of the NAACP has been an active voice in the local community. Filmmaker Rick Lewis worked closely with the NAACP to create this film and share that story. The showing will be followed by an open discussion.
This program will begin at 1 pm and is free and open to the public. The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street, in Rome. For more information, call (315) 336-5870, or visit the Rome Historical Society website.