The last time the NAACP held its national convention in Baltimore, in 2000, the speakers included then-President Bill Clinton and the two men who were vying to replace him, Al Gore and George W. Bush.
Seventeen years later, much has changed, in the country and for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. For one thing, President Donald Trump declined an invitation to speak and in fact, some of the convention’s seminars and speeches will address what some believe are potential threats his administration poses to the civil rights organization’s core beliefs.
“Donald Trump is president of the United States, and, quite frankly we’re not clear...
President Barack Obama, at the time the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the 99th annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati, Ohio.