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On October 21, 2017, the executive committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors elected Derrick Johnson President and CEO. Derrick Johnson formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors as well as state president for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP. Johnson, a longstanding member and leader of the NAACP, made headlines last year when the organization filed a lawsuit in support of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
"Bringing the national President of the NAACP to Las Cruces will be such an historic occurrence. I would like to thank former National NAACP Board Director Mr. Alfred Rucks who was instrumental in orchestrating this visit. It will be extremely exciting to have our Juneteenth, keynote speaker to be a person who has dedicated their life to protect the civil rights of all Americans," said NAACP Doña Ana County President Curtis Rosemond.
The main event will be held on 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 when the organization will host its annual Juneteenth Banquet at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. Johnson will be the keynote speaker. Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom tickets are $75, which includes both events, the Friday night concert and the Saturday night banquet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to purchase tickets. Residents also may contact any NAACP member for tickets.
Powerpoint presentation presented from the City of Las Cruces
Make a trip to Albuquerque June 22 for the New Mexico Black Expo. This annual event is designed to provide a statewide cultural experience while interacting with the African/African American culture and heritage. Save the date and help support Black-owned businesses and elected officials. Click the link for more details.
From June 9 - July 7, A Real Man - Menswear & Hats will offer a special 10% discount on purchases. If you are a member of the NAACP or attending this year Juneteenth celebration, you will also receive a 15% discount. Click the link for more details.