NAACP Rome Branch hosts screening of film of chapter’s history


ROME — The NAACP Rome Branch will host a showing of their new film, “49 Years…and Counting: The Story of the Rome Branch” at Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

The Rome Branch of NAACP, chartered in 1973, has a long history of bringing civil justice to the Rome community.

With a grant from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., the organization has produced a documentary style film about obstacles faced and strides made by the Rome Chapter, according to branch officials.

Current president Jacqueline Nelson said the Rome Branch of the NAACP has been an active voice for the local Black community.

Filmmaker Rick Lewis worked closely with the NAACP to create the film and share that story with the community. The showing of the film is free and will be followed by an open discussion.

RHS is a non-profit organization. For more information, call 315-336-5870, like them on Facebook, or visit their website at


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