The city of Anderson will unveil two plaques Saturday to commemorate the contributions of a well-known civic leader. Adair Gibbs, who passed away last year, served as United Auto Workers chairman of civil rights, president of the city's NAACP chapter and held leadership roles with the Anderson City Redevelopment Commission. May 27, 2015

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ANDERSON, Ind. – Saturday, May 30, 2015, the City of Anderson will dedicate a section of Morton Street in honor of the late Adell (Adair) Gibbs. Gibbs was a true leader and source of guidance in our community. He served two consecutive terms as President of the local NAACP, First and Second Vice President of the Indiana NAACP, and served more than twenty years as Chairman of Civil Rights for the UAW. He was also the past President and Secretary for the Anderson City Redevelopment Commission and president.

The intersections of Morton St. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Morton St. and 17th Street will host a commemorative plaque with credit to Gibbs. The dedication and unveiling ceremony will begin at 2pm at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Morton St., with remarks from family, friends, and Mayor Kevin Smith of Anderson.

Source: The City of Anderson

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