MEDIA ADVISORY: NAACP Interim President and CEO to attend Celebration at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco

September 7, 2017

BALTIMORE (September 7, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that its interim President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, will give brief remarks at National Board Member, Dr. Amos Brown’s celebration of “Service to the Community, State, Nation and the World,” at the historic Third Baptist Church of San Francisco on Friday, September 8th, 2017.

To commemorate the special occasion, former President Bill Clinton will keynote the event.


William Jefferson Clinton

42nd President of the United States of America


Honorable Willie Lewis Brown Jr.

41st Mayor of San Francisco


Derrick Johnson, J.D.

Interim President and CEO, NAACP


Rev. Dr. Frederick D Haynes, III

Friendship West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX



Celebration of Service to State, Nation, and the World



Friday, September 8th, 2017

9:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.



Third Baptist Church

1399 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94115


About Rev. Dr. Amos Brown

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Brown has been Pastor of San Francisco’s Third Baptist Church since 1976. As a scholar, theologian, preacher and social activist, he has maintained a marriage of piety and political action in his ministry. He was equipped for great and distinct ministerial leadership through his training at Morehouse College, B.A. (1964) and earned degrees of Master of Divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. Before accepting the call to Third Baptist, he served as pastor of Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Pilgrim Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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

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