The Greater Nashua NAACP held its first open meeting in nearly a decade on Wednesday night.
Gloria Timmons founded the group in 2004, and has started it up again after a 10-year hiatus. She says she was motivated by what she called the increasingly hostile political environment. "Kids are being called names, the bullying, people are just saying horrible things to people on the street. All kinds of hideous things," Timmons said, are happening in Nashua and surrounding towns.
In a room made available by Rivier College, a dozen or so members gathered to discuss forming committees, and attending the national NAACP conference.
Timmons is retired from state government and the US Army. So far, she says, the Greater Nashua NAACP has 70 active members. It joins two other active NAACP branches in New Hampshire: one in Manchester, the other on the Seacoast.