San Antonio to host 2018 NAACP annual convention

January 18, 2017

 

SAN ANTONIO - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) officially announced Friday that San Antonio has been selected to host its 109th annual convention. The event is set to take place in July 2018, according to the NAACP.

 

Dates are to be determined.

 

Leon Russell, Vice-Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors, joined other organization leaders and San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor in announcing the selection at the Barbara Jordan Community Center, home of the NAACP San Antonio chapter.

This will mark the first time that San Antonio has hosted the signature annual meeting of the nation’s oldest civil rights group.

 

The NAACP said the event is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees, and it will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

 

The 2018 convention is expected to generate up to $10 million in economic impact, according to Visit San Antonio.

 

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