MOT hosts NAACP reception and program.

Friday, February 26, 2010

L-R MOT Director Liebe Geft, NAACP Chairman Emeritus Myrlie Evers-Williams and NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.

On Friday, February 26 the Museum of Tolerance hosted the NAACP with a reception and program to celebrate Black History Month, the culmination of the NAACP Centennial Year and the election of their new Chairman of the Board. Attendees had an opportunity to view the new landmark exhibitions, COURAGE: The Vision To End Segregation. The Guts To Fight For It and PARA TODOS LOS NIÑOS / FOR ALL THE CHILDREN: Fighting Segregation in California.

Program participants included Julian Bond, outgoing NAACP Chairman of the Board, Roslyn M. Brock, new NAACP Chairman of the Board, Myrlie Evers William, NAACP Chair Emeritus and widow of Medger Evers, and Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President and CEO. Honored guest included the great grandson of Frederick Douglas and members of the Family of Thurgood Marshall. The event was sponsored by Southern California Edison.

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