In January 2009, a black man was elected president, Charles Jean-Baptiste, president of the Kansas NAACP, told a cheering crowd.
"It's not because he
It's because he
was qualified," he
The Hutchinson branch of the NAACP celebrated bold dreams and big victories Saturday night during its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Grand Prairie Hotel and Convention Center
While the election was a step in the right direction, the dream of equality isn't over yet, Jean-Baptiste
reminded the nearly packed room.
In the next century, Jean-Baptiste
hopes the organization can help people look at each other as Americans, rather than by race, color or gender.
"Had it not been for 1909, I wouldn't be standing here," Jean-Baptiste