NAACP Announces Major Change to 99th Annual Convention Program: U.S. Sen. Barack Obama Will Now Address Delegates on July 14

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States, will address delegates and guests attending the 99th Annual NAACP Convention July 14 at 8 p.m. [The previous date was July 17.]     

The 99th Annual NAACP Convention will be held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio July 12-17.  

U.S. Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican Party nominee for the presidency, will address the convention July 16.

The NAACP annual convention is the largest gathering of its kind in the country. An estimated 8,000 NAACP members, delegates and visitors will be in Cincinnati for six days of informative workshops, hearing compelling speakers, gathering information and enjoying stellar entertainment.

For more information and registration details, log on to: naacp.org.

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, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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