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Local Black Students Compete for Gold at the NAACP’s Version of the Academic Olympics

by Susan Fried

Despite a band of dedicated volunteers attempting to get the word out, not too many people know about the NAACP’s ACT-SO program.  The Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, first began in Seattle in 1979 a year after it was first started at the Chicago NAACP branch by renowned journalist Vernon Jarrett. Continue reading Local Black Students Compete for Gold at the NAACP’s Version of the Academic Olympics