NEWS | March 1, 2017

NHCC celebrates Black History Month

By Kris Patterson, Public Affairs chief Naval Health Clinic Charleston

William "Bill" Saunders, CEO of the Committee on Better Racial Assurance, speaks at Naval Health Clinic Charleston's Black History Month observance Feb. 24 in the NHCC Atrium. Saunders, keynote speaker for the event, addressed issues black Americans continue to face today. Saunders is best known as a community and civil rights activist in Charleston who was an organizer and lead negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Strike of 1969. In 1970, Saunders established COBRA to address race-related community problems and provide assistance to community members in need. He also operated the AM radio station WPAL from 1972-1998.