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The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP held its 67th Annual State Convention

Story compiled by Speakin’ Out News staff; SON Photos by Patrick V. Grayson

The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP held its 67th Annual State Convention for the weekend of October 10-13, 2019 in Huntsville, AL at the Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801. This year’s line-up of workshops and speakers were as followed:

  • October 11, 7:30 a.m. Mr. Mitchell Smith, UAW Region Eight Director, at the Labor Breakfast.
  • October 11, 11:30 a.m. Ms. Melanie Bridgeforth, President and CEO of the Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham was the keynote of the Women in NAACP (WIN) Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
  • October 12, 7:30 a.m. The Honorable W. Kent Davis was keynote speaker of the Veterans Affairs Breakfast.
  • October 12, 11:30 a.m. Rev. Keith Shoulders, Pastor of David’s Temple Church, was keynote speaker of the Alabama Youth and College Luncheon.
  • October 12, Rev. Dr. William Barber, Founder of Moral Monday Movement, Repairer of the Breach and currently Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign was the keynote speaker.
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. honoredz
American Protestant minister and political activist, Rev. William Barber, II.
(LEFT – RIGHT) Benard Simelton, State President, Alabama NAACP honors Amos Screen Printing Company.
(FRONT ROW, 2ND LEFT) State Rep. Laura Hall, District 19 Mistress of Ceremonies and (BACK ROW, LEFT) Keynote speaker Rev. William Barber, II. and Mistress of Ceremonies, Margo Gray, WAFF 48 Morning Anchor/Investigative Reporter
Mistress of Ceremonies, Margo Gray, WAFF 48 Morning Anchor/Investigative Reporter
(SECOND, LEFT): Michelle Watkins, Huntsville City, School Board, District 1 and (FAR RIGHT) NAAACC Board Member, R. Alexander