On MLK Day, NAACP chief says civil rights have taken a step backwards

NEWBURGH – The January 6th Uprising in the U.S. Capitol and divisions by extremist groups turned the civil rights movement of the 1960s 360 degrees, according to Ray Harvey, president of the NAACP in Newburgh-Highland Falls.

Harvey pondered the national day when civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born.

“In the climate we find ourselves in with local terrorists, he would be very disappointed with the progress we have made. It seems like we are wiping out all the advancement of the civil rights movement and just all the fights and gatherings that have been going on for so long, ”he said.

Harvey said that it will not be easy for new President Biden and Vice President Harris to turn things around. You will need help, he said. “Even Dr. King had help,” said Harvey.

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