WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New NAACP President Derrick Johnson will address the future of the NAACP at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Johnson, a longstanding leader of the NAACP, assumed the interim presidency in July and is tasked with leading the organization through a period of "re-envisioning and reinvigoration," the organization said in its announcement of Johnson's new post.
The NAACP recently drew national attention when it issued a travel advisory for Missouri, calling for African American travelers to "exercise extreme caution when traveling through the state given the series of questionable, race-based incidents occurring statewide."
Johnson, a Mississippi native, is a veteran activist who has served as state president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference. After Hurricane Katrina, Johnson founded One Voice Inc. to promote civic engagement among African Americans.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets.
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