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Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

–Martin Luther King Jr.


Staunton Councilwoman Andrea Oakes’ welcoming remarks at NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Andrea Oakes

Staunton Councilwoman Andrea Oakes

By Lynn R. Mitchell

During Staunton’s 67th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner last weekend, Councilwoman Andrea Oakes, who has been a member of the NAACP since 2000 and serves on their executive committee, welcomed the crowd that met at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Former Staunton City Councilwoman Rita Wilson returned to her hometown from Richmond to act as MC in a room full of familiar faces.

Councilwoman Oakes’ welcoming remarks:

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