WHEREAS, the abolition of the Atlantic African slave trade in 1808 ended a painful chapter in this nation's history; and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2009 the First National Monument was dedicated in Darien, Georgia which is recognized as one of the locations for which the largest slave trade occurred, according to the inscription of the monument; and
WHEREAS, as we celebrate the Centennial of the NAACP, it is a fitting tribute to recognize and acknowledge the abolition of the slave trade and to honor the lives of countless slaves who came before us all across the nation.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP strongly commemorates the First National Monument in Darien, Georgia; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP urge its units to identify and recognize slavery monuments in communities throughout the nation.