The Wichita Falls NAACP Revitalization Committee is planning a peaceful rally on Saturday at 3:00 pm in remembrance of Tire Nichols and others who died in police custody.
The rally is set for the east parking lot of Booker T. Washington Elementary School at the 1300 block of Harding Street.
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Nichols, 29, was brutally beaten by police officers during a traffic stop January 7 in Memphis, Tennessee. He died on January 10 as a result of the beating, captured on video. Five Memphis police officers were fired and charged with murder.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Reverend Al Sharpton spoke at Nichols’ funeral Wednesday.
Members began reviving the local chapter, Wichita Falls NAACP-Unit 6237, last year under the leadership of President Paul Mason. He is a real estate and construction professional.
The NAACP is an interracial American organization created to abolish segregation and discrimination in housing, education, employment, voting, transportation and other areas, as well as to oppose racism and ensure the constitutional rights of African Americans, according to Mason.
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