Georgia NAACP stands with the family of Ahmaud Arbery

Updated: May 17, 2020


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Brunswick, GA (April 30, 2020) – Rev. James Woodall, State President of the Georgia NAACP, visits the family of Ahmaud Arbery, his mother Wanda Cooper-Jones, father Marcus Arbery Sr. and two aunts, Carla Arbery and Thea Brooks, to support them during these troubling times.

“We are grateful for the strength of the family of Ahmaud Arbery during this tragic loss. Special thanks to the leadership of the Brunswick NAACP and Lamba Tau chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for their continued commitment to ensuring that justice is served in this case.

After meeting with his family, friends and local community leaders today, one thing is for certain – Ahmaud is dead. The two men, Gregory and Travis McMichael, who are responsible have yet to be arrested for his death and that is simply unacceptable.

You cannot chase someone with a gun, kill them, then claim self-defense. We demand that the District Attorney convenes a Grand Jury and allows the facts of this case to speak for itself. We plan on continuing to work with the family and local leaders to ensure that this happens and will remain the focus of the Georgia NAACP."

It is imperative that as an organization we fight for the equality of rights of all persons in order to eliminate race-based discrimination. Georgia NAACP plans to stay fully committed in the advocacy and support of all litigation that demands the same.

For more information about our advocacy on bringing justice to Ahmaud Arbery, visit us at


About Georgia NAACP

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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