Treasure Coast Essay
7:20 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Coming back to help turn out the vote

She is the chairwoman of the NAACP national board of directions, and she came back to her hometown, Fort Pierce, to help turn out the vote.  Roslyn Brock was raised by her grandparents, James and Leona Pittman, in the 900 block of North 20


th Street.  On the Sunday before the election, she and other volunteers knocked on doors of registered voters in and near the 3000 block of Avenue D and urged them to go to the polls on November 6t h and vote for the candidates of their choice.  Brock succeeded Julian Bond at the top of the NAACP in 2010.  Then 44, she was the youngest person and the fourth woman to occupy the position.  Brock attended C.A. Moore Elementary School in Fort Pierce and earned a bachelor’s from Virginia Union University and master’s degrees from George Washington, Northwestern and the School of Theology at Virginia Union.  Brock, a widow, lives in Maryland and is a top executive with a health care company.  Earlier this year, she was quoted in the news media when the NAACP board endorsed same-sex marriage.  Some NAACP members objected.  Brock said it was a civil right.  For 88.9 FM, this is Paul Janensch.