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Tickets on sale now for the 8th Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet, August 24, 2019 Featured

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LeFlore County Branch NAACP Honors Dr. John Montgomery

The NAACP is  proud to announce their at 6pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau, OK.


Dr. Montgomery helped organize the local NAACP and was very instrumental in ending segregation and bridging racial gaps that existed in the mid 1900’s. Dr. John Montgomery’s voice is still ringing loud and clear in our communities.


George McGill, Fort Smith Mayor – Guest Speaker

• Elected the Aug. 14, 2018
• First African American to ever run for Mayor of Fort Smith

Legislative Service:
• Arkansas House of Representatives, District 78, Fort Smith, AR
• Deputy Pro Tempora of the House of Representatives

• Legislative Rules Committee
• Committee for City, County, and Local Affairs

• Arkansas Legislative Council
• Past Chairman, Aging, Children, Youth Legislative & Military Affairs Committee
• Co-Chair of Policy-Making Subcommittee for the Legislative Governing Board of the
• Council of State Governments.
• State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Program Legislative Task Force
• Arkansas Veterans Home Task Force
• Arkansas Hunger Relief Legislative Member

Summary of Legislative Representation:
• Sponsored bill to assist Fort Smith with election filings.
• Helped secure more than one Million dollars for Marshals Museum
• Assisted local hospitals in working with state agencies
• Opened local office for constituent services.
• Active leader in protecting Higher Education funding.
• Had a perfect voting record on legislation related to protecting children and families

• Graduate of Lincoln High School Class of 1964
• BS Education and MBA University of Arkansas Fayetteville

• US Army, Field Artillery Fire Direction



George McGill


For more information on tickets or to make contributions to the fund please contact:


Wesley Hooks, President LeFlore County Branch NAACP at (479) 420-3721.


Tickets are also available at Poteau Chamber of Commerce, Poteau Ok - Adults - $25, Youth - $15 – ages 5 -17 and under. Corporate tables are also available.


David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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