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Dutchess NAACP head Maxey dies

Jun 23, 2021 11:03 am

Mid-Hudson News reports that Elouise Maxey, the president of the Northern Dutchess NAACP and an outspoken local civil rights leader, died on June 15. Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison remembered her as a woman who fought “tirelessly and faithfully for racial justice and equality.” Rolison also said, “She was never afraid, in her position as a community leader to speak her mind, and I always appreciated that.... I got to know her in my days in the Town of Poughkeepsie PD ad the county legislature and them becoming mayor, spoke on lots of occasions,” he said. “She was a very respectful and graceful individual who did so much for all of us.” Read more about this story at the Mid-Hudson News website.