NCGOP Honors Juneteenth
Today the North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) announced a critical addition to the Party's key governing Central Committee. At the NCGOP State Convention, delegates voted to include a nationally recognized conservative organization, which focuses on Black Republicans, on the Central Committee.
The Central Committee is the key organizing committee of the NCGOP, made up of Party officers, congressional district chairs, and leaders of Republican affiliated groups-- such as the Young Republicans, and Men's and Women's Republican clubs. Clarence Henderson, the president of the The Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina (FDFNC), will now hold a seat on the Central Committee as well. The NCGOP Central Committee directs the day-to-day activity of the North Carolina Republican Party.
The foundation (FDFNC) has decades of experience engaging African American Republicans who have strong beliefs in limited government, school choice, and free market economy. Clarence Henderson, civil rights activist and participant of the Woolworth sit-in in Greensboro, commented below:
"In 2018, we will celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, a champion for all people", said Mr. Henderson." "Mr. Douglass once stated, 'I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.' Together, I know that FDFNC and the NCGOP can advance the cause of freedom that will bring progress to every citizen of North Carolina." - Clarence Henderson
"The NCGOP is committed to taking our message to all members of society and this just one of our many ways to expand our reach and grow our Party," said NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes.
The celebration of Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, when soldiers arrived and announced the end of the Civil War, along with the emancipation of thousands of African Americans. Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and honors education and achievement.