The 105th Annual NAACP Convention
July 19 - 23, 2014, Las Vegas, NV

RSVP for "Get on up" screening - 7/23/14 @2:00 p.m.


Please note that no personal or company checks will be accepted by Mandalay Bay on site unless accompanied by a credit card. Should any branches or youth units arrive with a unit check, they should be aware of this policy.


5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone 702.261.5100
Located 20 minutes from the Mandalay Bay Hotel

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The 45th Annual Commerce and Industry Show, where corporate, government, minority and non- profit exhibitors display their products and services will begin on Saturday, July 19th and conclude Tuesday, July 22, 2014nd. See schedule at a glance for show hours. For more information, you may contact Nicholas Wiggins, the Exhibits Manager at (410) 580-5756.


The NAACP Retail Expo will open to the general public on Saturday, July 19th and conclude on tuesday, July 22, 2014nd. Contact events Planning Department for more information at (410) 580-5756. See Schedule-At-A-Glance for times.



In conjunction with the National Bar Association the NAACP will sponsor a two-day Continuing Legal Education Seminar (CLE) Sunday, July 20th and Monday, July 21st. For registration information, please contact the NAACP Legal Department at (410) 580-5767. The Clarence Mitchell Memorial Luncheon will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014.




Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    ACT-SO Chairpersons Workshop

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    ACT-SO Master Classes

  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    ACT-SO Information Center

  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Convention Registration

  • 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Commerce & Industry Show Grand Opening
    Exhibits, Author Pavilion, Retail Expo, Health Fair

    Join Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, Vice Chair Leon W. Russell along with Interim President and CEO Lorraine and Newly Elected President & CEO Cornell William Brooks as they officially open the 45th Annual Commerce & Industry Show. Featuring Recording Artist Mr. Manu Dibango and The Cameroon National Ballet, sponsored by The Hart Foundation







    Manu Dibango
    Recording Artist
    The Cameroon National Ballet

  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    National Board of Directors Meeting

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    ACT-SO Evaluation Pickup

  • 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    ACT-SO and Youth and College Division
    Joint Social


Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Prayer Breakfast/Memorial Service For Deceased NAACP Officers And Members

    Musical Selection: Regina Belle

    Speaker: Reverend Dr. Howard-John Wesley
    Pastor, Alfred Street Baptist Church
    Alexandria, Virginia

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar Registration & Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Youth Advisors Orientation:
    The Role And Responsibilities of The NAACP Youth Advisor

    Greetings: Sammie J. Dow
    National Field Director, NAACP Youth & College Division
    Baltimore, Maryland



  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar

  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Annual Convention Registration

  • 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar Opening Session
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    Kim Keenan, Esq.
    General Counsel, NAACP
    Washington, DC




  • 9:35 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar First Session: "LEGISLATIVE UPDATE"

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Commerce & Industry Show
    • Exhibits
    • Author Pavilion
    • Retail Expo
    • Health Fair

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    WIN Empowerment Forum/Brunch

    WIN Meet Hosts from Daytime TV Talk Show "The Real": A Discussion on Today's Empowered Woman & The Road to Justice & Equality

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    Musical Selection: Chole & Halle Bailey

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    Panelists: Cast of "The Real"
    Tamar Braxton
    Tamera Mowry-Housley
    Lonnie Love
    Jeannie Mai
    Adrienne Bailon

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    President's Council Meeting and Luncheon

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Youth and College Welcome Session

  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    ACT-SO Awards Ceremony
    Perfomance by McClain    

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    First Public Mass Meeting
    Keynote speaker: Roslyn M. Brock Chairman, National Board of Directors
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    Roslyn M. Brock,
    National Board of Directors
    Keynote speaker

    Senator Harry Reid


    Representative Dina Titus


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    Shon Murray
    Musical Selection

  • 9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Youth & College Joint Social

  • 9:00 p.m.
    TV Show Screening
    black-ish "Black-ish"
    A new family comedy from Executive Producers Anthony Anderson & Laurence Fishburne, starring Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross. Coming to ABC Wednesdays this Fall.


Monday, July 21, 2014

  • 5:45 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
    Morning Fitness/Bootcamp

  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    Youth & College Regional Meetings

  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    Regional Meeting For Organization and Election of Committees

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    First Plenary Session
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    Honorable Marcia Fudge


    Honorable Steven Horsford


    Honorable Kevin Johnson
    Mayor of Sacramento, CA
    Representative for the NBA Players Association
    Sacramento, California

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    Lorraine Miller
    Interim President & CEO, NAACP
    Washington, DC
    Keynote Speaker

    Cornell William Brooks
    Newly Elected
    President & CEO, NAACP
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Keynote Speaker


  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar First Session

    The State Of Stand Your Ground Laws – One Year After Trayvon Martin

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    Panelists: Benjamin Crump, Esq.
    Partner, Parks and Crump
    Tallahassee, Florida

    John Phillips, Esq.
    Law Offices of John Phillips
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Natalie Jackson, Esq.
    The Women's Trial Group
    Orlando, Florida

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Commerce & Industry Show
    • Exhibits
    • Author Pavilion
    • Retail Expo
    • Health Fair

  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Clarence Mitchell Memorial Luncheon
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    The Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald
    Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    Cincinnati, Ohio


  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Religious Leaders Luncheon
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    Bishop Dennis Proctor
    Presiding Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    Member, NAACP National Board of Directors
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Introduction of Speaker

    Bishop W. Darin Moore
    Western Episcopal District-African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    Summerfield, North Carolina
    Keynote speaker


  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Youth & College Etiquette Luncheon

    Jay Gaskin
    President, St. Louis County NAACP
    Youth Council
    St. Louis, Missouri


  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Health Luncheon

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Credentials Committee Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Rules Committee Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Election Supervisory Meeting

  • 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Plenary Session "Taking It To The States"

    In order for the NAACP membership to better understand the programmatic work of the association this plenary will focus on key examples of current initiatives. "Taking It To The States" will feature departmental overviews from program directors followed by examples of local units initiatives. The dialogue will focus on the departmental overview, example of local work, and a charge on what units can do when they go home.


    Mark Thompson
    Host "Make It Plain" Sirius XM Radio




  • 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Youth Concurrent Workshops
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    Gregory Cendana
    Executive Director, Asian Pacific American
    Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
    Washington, DC
    Civic Engagement

    Cedric Lawson
    Black Youth Project 100
    Washington, DC
    Civic Engagement


    Jessica Pierce
    Principle, FierceSpin Consulting
    Washington, DC
    Civic Engagement


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    Sarah Audelo
    Policy Director, Generation Progress
    Washington, DC
    Economic Empowerment


    Dr. Ivory Toldson
    Deputy Director, White House Initiative on
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    Washington, DC
    Economic Empowerment

    Carmen Berkley
    Director of Women, Civil and Human Rights, AFL-CIO
    Washington, DC
    Juvenile Justice



    Erica Ford
    Founder, I Love My LIFE Center
    Jamaica, New York
    Juvenile Justice


  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Public Mass Meeting (Youth Night) "To Be Young Gifted and Black"

    So often, the media and public narrative is centered on the negative issues impacting young people across the country. We recognize there are so many troubling issues facing young people of color. However, we also know that being young, black and full of talent and potential is one of the most powerful, combinations that exist. This evening will highlight the gifts and talents of NAACP youth, national celebrities and local freedom fighters who are making difference and shining as bright as diamonds in the process. We're celebrating the greatest gift of all – being young, gifted and black!
    Sponsored by Nissan

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    Chloe and Halle Bailey


    Nate Parker
    Co-Star, “Blackbird”
    Los Angeles, CA

    Niecy Patterson
    Co-Star, BET’s “Being Mary Jane”
    Los Angeles, CA

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    Aysa Miller  
    Economic, Deputy Commercial Officer and Vice Consul
    U.S. Embassy Khartoum Sudan
    Dulles, Virginia

    The Cameroon National Ballet



  • 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    President and CEO's Reception
  • Sponsored by: MGM Resorts and Hilton Worlwide


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • 5:45 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
    Morning Fitness

  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    Youth & College Regional Meetings

  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    Regional Meetings

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Legislative Session - 2014 Resolutions

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Commerce & Industry Show
    • Exhibits
    • Author Pavilion
    • Retail Expo
    • Health Fair

  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Election of At-Large Member,
    National Board of Directors

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Clara Luper Youth and College Division Luncheon
    (Youth and Advisors)

    Sponsored by Honda & Verizon


    Michael Tubbs


  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    National Membership Luncheon

    Sponsored by BBVA Compass

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    Elaine R. Jones
    Civil Rights Attorney and Activist
    Washington, DC


  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Luncheon

    Sponsored By: Food Lion, WalMArt & Bank of America


    VADM Manson Brown
    Keynote Speaker

  • 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Special Contribution Fund Trustees Meeting

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Plenary Session
    "Black Turnout for the 2014 Mid-Term Elections
    and the Fight Against Voter Suppression"

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Time and Place Committee Meeting

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Gospel Extravaganza

    Sponsored by: Statefarm

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    James Fortune
    Gospel Artist

    Shawn McLemore
    Gospel Artist

    The Cameroon National Ballet
    Sponsored by The Hart Foundation

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    Anita Wilson
    Gospel Artist


  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Juanita Jackson Mitchell Youth Freedom Fund Dinner

    Sponsored by Ford


    Friends of Gospel
    Las Vegas, Nevada





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    Grammy Award-Winning Recording Artist
    Los Angeles, CA

    Sevyn Streeter


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Plenary Session on "Civil Rights Enforcement"
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    Hilary O. Shelton
    Director, NAACP Washington Bureau & Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy
    Washington, DC

    Jacqueline A. Berrien,
    Chairman, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    Martin Castro,
    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights


    Ronald Davis, Director,
    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice



  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Labor Luncheon

    Sponsored by: GM

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    Terry O'Sullivan
    Keynote Speaker


  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Roy Wilkins Youth Leadership Luncheon

    Sponsored by Nielsen & The Walt Disney Company


    Aja Brown
    Compton, CA
    Keynote Speaker

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Movie Screening: GET ON UP

    Synopsis: In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in GET ON UP. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

    Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd Directed by: Tate Taylor

    Theater: United Artists Showcase Theatre 8
    Address: 3769 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas NV 89109
    Date: Wednesday, July 23rd
    Time: 2:00PM

    Shuttle buses will depart Mandalay Bay beginning at 1:30 PM

  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Youth & College Day of Service

    Sponsored by: TruGreen
    Location: Three Square Food bank

  • 7:30 p.m.
    Spingarn Dinner/Freedom Fund Banquet

    Sponsored by: BMW, Caesars Entertainment, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Hyundai, JP Morgan Chase & UPS

    99th Spingarn Recipient: Quincy Jones

    An impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word, Quincy Jones' career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder, multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian.

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    Chole & Halle Bailey with NAACP Youth Choir

    Terence Blanchard

    Regina Belle

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    The Ernest Walker Band

    Chante Moore


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    Ruben Studdard

    Angie Stone


LIVE Convention Webcast


Spingarn Dinner/Freedom Fund Banquet



Sponsored by

  • NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks 7/21/14

    NAACP 105th Annual Convention: 7/20/14
    Opening Public Mass Meeting

    NAACP 105th Annual Convention: Quincy Jones Spingarn Medalist

    NAACP 105th Annual Convention: Black Turnout for the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

    NAACP 105th Annual Convention: Vice President Joe Biden

    NAACP 105th Annual Convention: Take it to the States (Game Changers)

    NAACP 105th Annual Convention: 7/20/14 ACTSO Ceremony

contact the Events Planning Department at 410-580-5782