Sharon Gary-Smith, newly elected Portland NAACP president, is from a Portland family historically rooted in advocating for racial justice. “An angry, gentle Black woman,” who knows how to channel that passion into constructive action,' she tells the Portland Observer.
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New NAACP president learned about civil rights early
It wasn’t the leadership she sought, but Sharon Gary-Smith’s entire life has prepared her to be the new president of the Portland NAACP.