DETROIT — The NAACP announced Sunday that it will hold its 110th annual national convention at Cobo Center in Detroit in July 2019.
Leon Russell, chairman of the national NAACP’s Board of Directors, made the announcement at the Detroit branch’s 63rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner at the Cobo Center last Sunday.
Russell said the NAACP is pleased to bring its convention to Detroit during a period of the city’s “obvious rebirth and regeneration.” He said the national organization is no stranger to Detroit.
The convention will bring delegates from across the country to downtown Detroit, where the group will determine the future policy and program of the NAACP’s advocacy and civil rights efforts.
Sunday’s dinner at Cobo featured U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D- NJ), as the keynote speaker. The theme for the evening was “We Can’t Rest Now, The Stakes Are Too High.”
The annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner is dubbed by organizers as the largest sit-down dinner in the world. They say the dinner attracts around 10,000 guests.