Johnson named interim president of national NAACP


Johnson named interim president of national NAACP

BALTIMORE
The national NAACP announced a new interim leader, along with a nationwide listening tour that will allow the organization’s leaders to talk to local members and figure out the future direction of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.
Derrick Johnson, vice chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors, will serve as interim president and chief executive officer, officials announced Sunday at the organization’s 108th national convention in Baltimore.
This year’s theme: “Steadfast and Immovable.”
“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done and we won’t waste any time getting to it,” …

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