BALTIMORE (September 06, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that its interim President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, will give remarks at the 137th Annual National Baptist Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, September 7th, 2017.
The annual gathering assembles board members, auxiliaries, and member churches of the nation’s oldest and largest African American religious convention. The five-day event is open to the public and is expected to draw about 20,000 attendees.
The convention theme this year is: “Envisioning the Future Exceptionally through Our Commitment to Christian Stewardship.”
WHO: Derrick Johnson, J.D.
Interim President and CEO, NAACP
Dr. Jerry Young
President, National Baptist Convention
WHAT: National Baptist Convention
WHEN: Thursday, September 7th, 2017
8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.
WHERE: Duke Energy Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202
“Founded in 1886, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (Convention) is the nation’s oldest and largest African American religious convention with an estimated membership of 7.5 million.”
ABOUT THE NAACP:
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting NAACP.org.
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