NAACP News: Statement On The Announcement of National NAACP President’s Leaving at End of Yearby GDN Shared Post September 9, 2013
On behalf of the thousands of North Carolina NAACP members, and the hundreds of thousands of progressive Black, White, and Brown North Carolinians who are a part of the HKonJ Peoples Coalition and the Moral Monday-Forward Together Movement that we work with, I speak with full support and confidence about the tough decision my brother, President Benjamin Todd Jealous, made over the weekend to step down from the Presidency of the national NAACP, effective at the end of 2013.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The NC Conference of NAACP Branches is 70 years old this year and is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.