Lansing author Elvis Slaughter publishes book on NAACP’s first president

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Moorfield an examination of Moorfield Storey’s activism and advocacy as NAACP’s first president

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 28, 2022) – Lansing resident and author Elvis Slaughter has published a biography about the first NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president, Moorfield Storey.

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Elvis Slaughter speaks at a prayer vigil at Lansing Village Hall in 2021. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Slaughter’s 11th book, Moorfield tells the story of the first president’s activism and civil rights work. Storey, a white lawyer, was the NAACP’s president from its founding in 1909 until his death in 1929.

“Moorfield should not be forgotten. His role in the NAACP was a courageous one,” Slaughter said. “Moorfield died the same year Martin Luther King was born, giving a good perspective on how he was a true visionary who took great risks for civil rights early.”

Moorfield is available on Amazon for $25.99.

Slaughter, a 10-year Lansing resident, is an NAACP member, criminologist, activist, and educator, and his written both fiction and nonfiction books, which are available on Amazon.

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