University of Lynchburg forms collegiate NAACP chapter — the first in the area

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The University of Lynchburg has announced the establishment of the first collegiate chapter of the NAACP — the first collegiate chapter in the Lynchburg area.

This event is a culmination of a dream from Davion Washington from the Class of 2021.

Davion Washington ’21 led efforts to form a collegiate chapter of the NAACP at the University of Lynchburg. (Image courtesy of the University of Lynchburg).

“My love for the NAACP is personal and very near and dear to my heart, so as a senior who is preparing to graduate, I could not let this dream slip away before I left the institution.”

Davion Washington

Washington is also the president of the Student Government Association and has been a member of the civil rights organization since his freshman year of high school.

Washington was president of his high school’s chapter from 2015 to 2017 and has served on the youth subcommittee of the Charlotte (North Carolina) Branch of the NAACP since 2015.

The new chapter of the NAACP at the school became official on Saturday, May 15.

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