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The NAACP will hold an introductory press conference on its 113th National Convention

April 26, 2022
Contact: Jonah Bryson,
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The NAACP will hold an introductory press conference on its 113th National Convention

Join the NAACP to learn more about its priorities for 2022

Atlantic City, New Jersey – This Thursday, April 28, the nation’s largest civil rights organization, the NAACP, will hold a press conference introducing its 113th National Convention. This year’s convention, which will focus on the theme of #ThisIsPower, will bring together leaders from organizations to offer workshop solutions to our community’s most pressing issues – voting and reproductive rights, student debt and education reform. policing – and will determine priorities for the NAACP’s political agenda for 2022-23.

“For the first time in two years, we are delighted to once again be able to stand alongside our leaders and celebrate our 113th National Convention in person. As we look back on a year of great progress for the black community, we must recognize and plan for the work ahead,” said Derrick Johnson, National President and CEO of the NAACP. “Despite huge wins for representation, our civil rights remain under attack. This year’s convention will bring together some of our brightest minds to cement the way forward.”

This in-person press conference will take place at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall Atrium on Thursday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Members of the press are encouraged to attend and can RSVP using this form.

The day’s events will begin with a keynote address from Atlantic City Convention & Group Sales President and CEO, Larry Sieg. Speakers include:

  • National President and CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson
  • NAACP National Board Chairman Leon Russell
  • Chair of the Conference Planning Committee Michael Turner
  • Richard Smith, NAACP NJ State Conference Chairman
  • Kaleem Shabazz, president of the Atlantic City branch of the NAACP
  • Other special guests


Founded in 1909 in response to ongoing violence against black people across the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the nation’s largest and most prominent civil rights organization. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the country, as well as over 2 million activists. Our mission is to secure equal political, educational, social and economic rights to eliminate discrimination based on race and ensure the health and well-being of all people.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also called NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as part of the NAACP, but spun off in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the premier national civil and human rights organization and shares our commitment to equal rights.