Lake Elsinore NAACP Branch 1034 honors four Legacy Award recipients

NAACP Legacy Award recipients, from left, Richard Gordon, Mary Venerable, Barbara Anderson and George Brown stand with Lake Elsinore NAACP Branch 1034 President Willie J. Oliver Jr., center. Valley News/NAACP Branch 1034 photo
Jennifer PaloSpecial to Valley NewsIn commemoration of Black History Month, four members of the local Black community were presented with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Legacy Awards. Willie J. Oliver Jr., president of NAACP Branch 1034 and pastor of Grace and Truth Worship Ministry in Lake Elsinore, hosted a small socially distanced presentation, Feb. 21, to recognize Mary Venerable, Barbara Anderson, George Brown and Richard Gordon.“One of the things we decided as the NAACP Branch 1034 is to start reaching out to the legacy that is among us, the legacy that is still living, so that some of these stories can still be passed down to the younger generation,” Oliver said while opening the presentation.He shared that often during Black Histo
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