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Mississippi NAACP head Johnson named president of national organization

By: Magnolia Tribune - October 23, 2017

NAACP names new leader for more active future

WASHINGTON (AP) – The NAACP has decided to hire its interim leader, Derrick Johnson, as its 19th president and CEO….

…In an interview with The Associated Press, Johnson said the NAACP will be much more politically active in the coming years.

He has served as interim leader since earlier this year after the NAACP parted ways with its last president, Cornell Brooks.

Johnson previously served as vice chairman of the NAACP board of directors as well as state president for the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP.


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