NAACP 052609NAACP Red Bank chapter president Rev. Henry P. Davis quotes Jefferson to Mayor Pasquale Menna.

Red Bank's governing body recently honored what Mayor Pasquale Menna called "one of our anchor institutions," the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The occasion was the passage of a resolution by the borough council noting this year's hundredth anniversary of the national organization.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," chapter President Henry P. Davis told Menna at a borough hall ceremony, quoting from the Declaration of Independence.

"We think we're moving in that direction, because the 44th president of the United States is an African-American," Davis said.

Here's the council resolution: Download 09-143

The Red Bank chapter meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Calvary Baptist Church on Bridge Avenue.

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