The Detroit Branch NAACP Celebrates its Centennial with a "Salute to Leadership"

     The Detroit Branch NAACP Celebrates its Centennial with a "Salute to

PR Newswire

Nov. 13


The Detroit Branch NAACP will celebrate its Centennial with a "Salute to
Leadership" that will honor all past and current Presidents and Executive
Directors/Secretaries and the unveiling of the Detroit Branch NAACP Centennial
Exhibit that will be housed in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African
American History.

WHO: Detroit Branch NAACP along with its Centennial Chairs Coca-Cola, DTE
Energy Foundation, General Motors and United Auto Workers (UAW) will recognize
all the past Presidents and
Executive Directors/Secretaries. Among those who will be honored are:

  oRev. James E. Wadsworth, Jr. (President 1957-1963)
  oThomas Turner (President 1969-1970)
  oAttorney Elliot S. Hall (President 1972-1975)
  oDr. Betty Lackey (President 1981-1985)
  oDr. Charles G. Adams (President 1985-1987)
  oDr. Arthur Johnson (President 1987-1993 and Executive Secretary 1950-1964)
  oCol. William Penn (Executive Secretary 1969-1974)
  oJoseph Madison (Executive Secretary 1974 -1977)
  oDr. Tyronne Tillery (Executive Director 1988)
  oHonorable JoAnn Watson (Executive Director 1990-1997)
  oAtty. John E. Johnson Jr. (Executive Director 1997-2000)
  oHeaster Wheeler (Executive Director 2000-2011)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
VIP Reception begins at 6:00 P.M.
Ceremony begins at 7:30 P.M.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201


The Detroit Branch NAACP exhibit "A Very Present Force: Celebrating A Century
with the Detroit Branch NAACP" will be at the museum from November 14, 2012,
until March 3, 2013. Organized into three sections, A Very Present Force
explores the Detroit Branch NAACP's rich local history while situating it
within the broader national and international struggle for civil rights.

The Detroit Branch NAACP is the organization's largest branch. For more
information on the Detroit Branch NAACP please call (313) 871-2087 or visit

MEDIA CONTACTS: WardHill Omni Media
LaToya Henry, (313) 447-6404 (c)
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/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Nov. 13, 2012/

SOURCE Detroit Branch NAACP

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