FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - A meeting is held downtown that could begin the healing process for a proud Fort Wayne civil rights organization that just went through a messy power struggle.
The local chapter of the NAACP is looking for a fresh start, following a controversial election of new officers.
The Reverend Saharra Bledsoe is taking over as president, but she wasn't the first choice of voting members.
The previous president, Paulette Nellems, won re-election to the post in November, but Bledsoe and others filed formal complaints about how that first election was conducted, resulting in a "do over" election in late December.
Bledsoe won that contest.
Bledsoe and about 30 other chapter officers were set to be sworn-in at a formal ceremony Thursday evening at the main branch of the Allen County Library downtown.
She was also expected to lay out a nine-point platform on how she intends to lead the local chapter going forward.
The past president, Paulette Nellems, called the follow-up election, "illegitimate", saying an organization known for fighting injustice, now seems to be promoting injustice.
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