The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, perhaps better known as the NAACP, has been operating in New Bedford for more than 100 years. The famed civil rights organization is currently an all-volunteer organization, led by President Lasella Hall.

Hall says the goal of the organization is not to create headlines but rather resolve issues quietly in the community.

Lasella Hall discusses the NAACP this week on Townsquare Sunday and shares some thoughts on issues like the Dartmouth Indian mascot, and the cancellation of a performance by the Edwards Twins at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning on 1420 WBSM. The program highlights individuals and organizations that are working to improve the quality of life on the SouthCoast. Interview segments can also be heard on, the WBSM app, and on YouTube at WBSM-TV.

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