NAACP Chief Officers Re-Elected During 96th Annual Board Meeting

The NAACP National Board of Directors re-elected Julian Bond as Chairman of the Board and other chief officers to a one-year term during last week's annual board meeting in New York City.

Also re-elected to the board was Roslyn Brock, Vice-Chair, (Md.); Francisco Borges, Treasurer, (Conn.); Jesse Turner, Jr., Assistant Treasurer, (Tenn.); and Carolyn Coleman, Assistant Secretary, (N.C.). NAACP Interim General Counsel Angela Ciccolo, (Md.), was elected as Board Secretary.

Newly elected to the Executive Committee were Leon Russell (Fla.) and Frank Humphrey, (Wis.). The board elections were held last Saturday.

The Executive Committee consists of 17 members including two NAACP Special Contribution Fund (SCF) committee officers, Roy Levy Williams, Chair (Mich.); and Coleman Peterson, Treasurer (Ariz.). Additional Executive Committee members include Fred L. Banks, Jr. (Miss.), Hazel N. Dukes, (N.Y.), James E. Ghee, (Va.), Bishop William H. Graves, (Tenn.), William Lucy, (District of Columbia), Alfred Rucks, (N.M.), Lacy Steele, (Wash.), Menola N. Upshaw, (Colo.) and Nicolas Wiggins, (Pa.).

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are frontline advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

CONTACT: NAACP Office of Communications 410.580.5125

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