Gunn leaves post at the Central Delaware NAACP

DOVER — In a news release Tuesday, La Mar T. Gunn Sr. announced “I am requesting leave from my duties as president of the Central Delaware NAACP.”

Mr. Gunn pointed to his family’s “tremendous” sacrifice and support the past four years of his tenure. Effective today, Tracy Palmer will serve as interim president.

“I am excited about the future of our community and the continued success of the Central Branch,” he said. “Please continue to support Tracy and her vision for an even brighter tomorrow.

“As for me, I will be enjoying extra time with my growing family and business.”

Pointing the achievements during his time as president, Mr. Gunn pointed to “A time that so many have worked together to create a more unified and prosperous Central Delaware.

“We started this journey with a vision that the Central Delaware National Association for the Advancement of Colored People would become a beacon of hope for those who believe in eliminating racial ignorance and improving the socio-economic equality of rights for all Kent Countians.

“There remains much to do. However, I am forever indebted to the community at-large for the countless memories of what can be accomplished when people work together as one family.”

The NAACP was founded on Feb. 12, 1909, and Mr. Gunn described it as “the nation’s foremost, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization.

“Today we celebrate turning 110 years old. What a great time to begin day 40,178 with the passing of the torch to leaders who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in our efforts to create a stronger and unified community.”

 

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