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NAACP Bridgeport chapter president dies following cancer battle

Former NAACP President Carolyn Nah said she was heartbroken to receive the news that Lord died on Saturday, saying "he was a good man and a good leader".

News 12 Staff

Dec 5, 2022, 2:18 AM

Updated 565 days ago

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Rev. D. Stanley Lord, the president of the Bridgeport chapter of the NAACP, died after a battle with cancer.
Former NAACP President Carolyn Nah said she was heartbroken to receive the news that Lord died on Saturday, saying "he was a good man and a good leader".
Tributes to Lord filled social media since the news of his death broke on Sunday.
"And he was a God-fearing man, we know that, so I know he's going to a better place, and I just want to say personally, like I told him through text messages recently, I thank him for all the help he's given me and other youth in Bridgeport, Connecticut," said Joe Grits Thompson.
Lord recovered from a severe case of COVID-19 in 2020, which he said left him in an induced coma at St. Vincent's Medical Center for weeks.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal called Lord "a social justice giant who fought courageously throughout his life," and added "Connecticut is diminished by his loss."


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