NAACP Board Appoints Mississippi’s Derrick Johnson As President | The Atlanta Voice
NAACP board appoints Mississippi’s Derrick Johnson as president | The Atlanta Voice
On Oct. 21, the executive committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors announced that the Detroit-born Johnson would lead the organization as the president and CEO. Johnson formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors and the state president of the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP.
The future of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is “inextricably linked to the future of African Americans and its incumbent upon the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to work with the Black Press to get that message out,” said new NAACP President Derrick …