Georgia NAACP Issues Statement on the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, GA

ATLANTA, GA - Rev. James Woodall, State President of Georgia NAACP makes a statement to address the murder of Ahmaud Arbery of Brunswick, GA. The killers have not yet been charged since the murder on February 23, 2020.

"We are deeply troubled by the senseless violence against black life in this country. Instead of preparing to celebrate his 26th birthday alive, Ahmaud is being remembered as the latest victim of racial terrorism. Gregory and Travis McMichael admittedly pursued Ahmaud, who was unarmed, with two weapons and shot him dead. We are enraged knowing that not only was Ahmaud unjustly killed and his mother, Mrs. Wanda Cooper-Jones, immediately misled about her son's death -- the two men responsible have yet to be criminally charged with this matter. We call on the Atlanta Judicial Circuit to bring forth criminal charges against Gregory and Travis McMichael. The Georgia NAACP is prepared to committing every resource at our disposal to ensure that justice is served. We will continue to stand with the family - both physically and in spirit."


About Georgia NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has had an unbroken presence in Georgia since 1917. The Georgia NAACP maintains a network of branches throughout Georgia, from cities to small rural counties. The Georgia NAACP has been the most effective and consistent advocates for African American civil rights in Georgia. You can read more about the Georgia NAACP's work and mission at

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