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Obama to speak July 14 at NAACP annual convention in Philly

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 2, 2015 11:26 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- President Obama will offer remarks later this month at the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia. 

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks says Obama will address "the social and economic challenges of our time.'' 

This year's gathering runs from July 11-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Its theme is "Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.'' 

The speech planned for July 14 will be the second time Obama has addressed the national convention as president. He also spoke at the NAACP's centennial event in 2009. 

A statement released by NAACP officials says the five-day conference will focus on issues including voting rights, criminal justice reform and education equality.  
     
 

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