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Michael Curry named to NAACP National Board of Directors

2/19/2014, 10:49 a.m.

Attorney Michael Curry, president of the Boston NAACP, was elected to the NAACP National Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting in New York City on Feb. 15. The 64-member board, chaired by Roslyn M. Brock, is the governing body of the association, which has hosted many of the architects of the Civil Rights Movement and has recently welcomed a new generation of civil rights leaders.

Curry will be the first representative from the Boston branch and the New England area in over 35 years. His election to the national board of the NAACP is expected to translate into a revived NAACP presence in New England, as well as a northeast voice at the table dealing with critical issues regarding education, economic development, public safety, health disparities and civic engagement.

Curry brings over 20 years of experience in government, community and public affairs to the national board, as well as his experience as a Massachusetts attorney and leader of the nation’s first charted branch of the NAACP.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lend my experience, training and passion for equality and justice to this great association,” Curry said. “The NAACP is uniquely positioned to eliminate longstanding racial barriers and to deliver on the promise of this great democracy, and I’m blessed to join an amazing group of leaders from throughout this country who are focused on that objective.”

“I am pleased to welcome Michael Curry to the NAACP National Board of Directors. Curry represents the next generation of NAACP leadership that will continue to advance our 105-year-old association in the fight for social justice. I look forward to working with him in his new capacity,” said Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP.