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Detroit NAACP branch unveiling new museum exhibit

Associated Press Published: November 14, 2012

DETROIT (AP) — The NAACP's Detroit branch is unveiling a new exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History as part of the civil rights organization's centennial celebration.

Past and current Detroit NAACP presidents, executive directors and executive secretaries also being honored during Wednesday evening's "Salute to Leadership" at the museum.

Those honored include the Rev. Charles Adams who served as president from 1985 to 1987. Another is City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, executive director from 1990 to 1997.

Also being honored is Arthur Johnson, president from 1987 to 1993 and executive secretary from 1950 to 1964.

The Detroit branch was chartered in 1912 and is the largest in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Its accomplishments include efforts against public housing discrimination.



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