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NAACP In Raleigh For Summit

Ben Jealous

The NAACP is holding a national education summit in Raleigh this week. The event will be highlighted by a keynote address from Ben Jealous, the president of the national NAACP.

Ben Jealous last spoke in Raleigh in September at the Christian Faith Baptist Church. Jealous announced then that the NAACP was filing a complaint with the federal government against the Wake County Schools.

Earlier this month, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights announced it would investigate that complaint.

The NAACP holding its education summit in Raleigh shines a brighter spotlight on what it calls the “resegregation” of the Wake County Schools.

There’s nothing on the current agenda that specifically address the issues in Wake County. But a session on Saturday is devoted to the topic of fighting re-segregation and will include state NAACP president William Barber.

Dave DeWitt is WUNC's Supervising Editor for Politics and Education. As an editor, reporter, and producer he's covered politics, environment, education, sports, and a wide range of other topics.
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