The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has selected Cornell Williams Brooks to be the organization’s new president.
Cornell William Brooks, a New Jersey lawyer and activist, will become the 18th NAACP national president, replacing Lorraine Miller, who has lead the organisation since Benjamin Jealous stepped down last year.
“As long as America continues to be a great but imperfect nation, there will be a need for the NAACP,” Brooks said.
Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, a landmark ruling that outlawed segregation in public schools. The lawsuit was argued by the NAACP’s legal arm in 1954.
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