Bob Winget is white - "I'm not a person of color, unless you count pink," he said - but he feels at home as a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
His roots are in 1960s activism.
He belonged to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a protest group that held voter registration drives in the South, and the Congress on Racial Equality, another civil rights group.
When Winget settled outside Shepherdstown, W.Va., later in life, he noticed the Jefferson County NAACP branch taking a familiar, aggressive approach to civil rights, so he joined.
He has sat on the executive committee for about three years.
"African Americans have done more for this white boy than white folks have ...," he said. "I don't think it's a coincidence that these are the people who have been victims for such a long time."