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Divisions In Bridgeport NAACP Prompt State Takeover Of Chapter

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The state NAACP has taken over the Bridgeport chapter of the civil rights organization to try to restore order to the sharply divided local group.

The Connecticut Post reports  the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People took control of the Bridgeport branch Monday.

The move comes during a dispute among local branch members over control of financial and membership information. Some members say Bridgeport NAACP President Carolyn Vermont has failed to provide information on the group’s fundraising, but Vermont denies the allegations.

The national NAACP suspended four Bridgeport chapter members in February for sending a letter to a bank telling bank officials to remove Vermont and the chapter’s treasurer from an account.
State and national NAACP officials declined to comment on the takeover.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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