Johnson Named National NAACP President, CEO
Johnson named national NAACP president, CEO
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com
Derrick Johnson has been elected president and chief executive officer of the national NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.
Mr. Johnson, 49, has served as interim leader since June, when Cornell William Brooks was not offered a new contract. Mr. Brooks had been president and CEO since 2014.
The executive committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors named Mr. Johnson to the post on Oct. 21.
Mr. Johnson is a Detroit native who lives in Jackson, Miss. He is a former state president of the Mississippi State Conference …