On Wednesday, Mayor Eberhart was given a Certificate of Appreciation from the NAACP for his support and participation in this year’s Juneteenth celebration. Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States. The certificate was presented by Jo Ann Borges, a member of the Fairbanks Diversity Council. Mayor Eberhart is appreciative and thanks NAACP for the important work it does. Founded in 1909, NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization.
Local officers of the NAACP include President Bernie Colbert, Vice President Ruby Sutton, and Chairperson Sean Rice.