NC NAACP president elected to national board
DURHAM (AP) ó The president of the North Carolina NAACP has landed a spot on the organizationís national board to represent seven states in the South.
The civil rights organization said Wednesday that Rev. William J. Barber II won the three-person election to represent a region that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Mississippi.
He won 177 votes out of 329 voting delegates to unseat incumbent Madie Robinson of South Carolina.
Barber was nominated by North Carolina NAACP member Helen Coleman, who sits on the national board.
The 99th Annual National NAACP convention is being held this week in Cincinnati. More than 9,000 delegates, alternatives and observers are in attendance.