Trib Talk: The NAACP is celebrating 100 years in Utah, but its history is just now being written

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune)

The NAACP is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Utah and an amazing — at times horrifying — journey it’s been.

The civil-rights organization that aims to transform and unite communities began in the state in response to an act of violence.

On this week’s episode of “Trib Talk,” Jeanetta Williams, longtime leader of the Salt Lake Chapter of the NAACP, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Courtney Tanner and Tribune director of photography Jeremy Harmon join Dan Harrie to explore the group’s fascinating history and continuing crucial role in our community.

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