The San Jose NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization in the United States.
Founded in 1909 the NAACP's mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

NAACP Executive Board Welcomes New National President Cornell William Brooks

The nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization has selected a longtime housing activist and a minister as its new president and CEO.

An overwhelming majority of the organization's board of directors picked Cornell William Brooks late Friday night during a meeting in Fort Lauderdale, NAACP chairwoman Roslyn Brock told USA TODAY. Brooks replaces former president Benjamin Todd Jealous, who announced his resignation last September, saying that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

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