Obama to Address NAACP Convention

Published July 15, 2009

As the NAACP celebrates its 100-year anniversary, the organization is also set to welcome the nation’s first African-American president, Barack Obama, to serve as one of its convention’s keynote speakers.

Obama will address members of the NAACP during the event’s final plenary session on Thursday in New York City.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, Bishop John Richard Bryant, Judge and TV personality Greg Mathis and Dr. Cornel West have also served as keynote speakers at the convention this week.

The event is also showcasing a Diversity Career Fair, as well as entertainment from gospel stars Mary Mary, Smokie Norful and Hezekiah Walker. Singers Bobby Valentino and LeToya Luckett will also perform Wednesday evening at the Youth Freedom Fund Dinner and Chaka Khan will hit the stage Thursday.

Written by BET.com Staff

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