GROSSE POINTE (WWJ/AP) – Plans are in the works to form a branch of the NAACP in the mostly white Grosse Pointe suburbs of Detroit that would produce fine arts programs, arrange area youth activities and foster community-wide conversations about issues involving race.
Grosse Pointe resident Greg Bowens and Grosse Pointe Park resident Elaine Flowers are behind the effort, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The two are seeking to recruit at least 50 people willing to pay dues to start a new NAACP chapter. A meeting is planned for Sept. 23.READ MORE: Son Fatally Shoots Mother While Driving On Woodward Near Royal Oak
An aim of the chapter of the civil rights organization is to promote diversity and tolerance in the five Grosse Pointe communities and Harper Woods.READ MORE: Wixom Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Father's Ex-Girlfriend
Nearby Detroit is mostly black and has its own NAACP chapter. Organizers expect, however, that most members of the Grosse Pointe chapter would be white.MORE NEWS: Michigan Community Choosing To Help Each Other In Time Of Need After Flint Home Explosion
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