Bishop William H. Graves Sr., a trailblazer for justice and equality, was a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors for 27 years. One of the nation's most consequential religious and civic leaders, he was actively involved in the social and political issues facing disadvantaged communities. With his quiet, strong demeanor, Bishop Graves was a spiritual giant who knew hardships and the blessings of second chances. Bishop William H. Graves, Sr., former vice chair of the NAACP national board of directors, was the 42nd bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME), and died in Memphis on Nov. 30, 2019.
Join the NAACP in honoring Bishop Graves by becoming a member today. Select the Bishop Graves campaign during the signup process at the link here to continue his legacy of fighting for civil rights and social justice.