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Ronald Felton, former Wilkes-Barre NAACP president, has died

A northeast Pennsylvania civil rights leader has passed away.

Ronald Lewis Felton, longtime president of the NAACP Wilkes-Barre branch, died earlier this week at the age of 70.

Felton mentored future generations of advocates and fought for all marginalized populations, said current NAACP branch President Bill Browne in a statement. Browne called Felton “a tireless advocate” who left his adopted hometown of Wilkes-Barre “a better place because of his good works.”