Skinner Accident & Injury Lawyers is humbled to have been honored by the Jefferson County chapter of the NAACP. We were recognized for our contribution to the annual Jefferson County African American Cultural and Heritage Festival, which we were proud to support again this year.
Jefferson County is actually the birthplace of the NAACP. In 1906, members of the Niagara Movement, led by intellectual powerhouse W.E.B. Dubois, met in Harpers Ferry and had the first public meeting of the organization that morphed into the NAACP. The group chose Harpers Ferry not only because it was home to Storer College, an admirable institution that grew from a one-room missionary school to a college that educated people of all races, but also because John Brown’s raid took place there; the abolitionist’s attempt to lead a slave revolt was a powerful symbol of pushing back against racism and oppression.