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Vice President Harris to speak at NAACP convention in Boston

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to address the 114th convention of the NAACP in Boston Saturday evening.

Harris, the country's first Black vice president, is headlining the country's oldest and largest civil rights organization's annual meeting. The event is being held in Boston for the first time in four decades.

"I am confident that Vice President Harris’ presence at the convention will further motivate our members and supporters' continued fight for racial justice across all 50 states," NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said while announcing the news earlier this month.

Harris' talk is billed as an "armchair conversation" between the vice president and NAACP Board Chairman Leon W. Russell. There will be an introduction by South Carolina congressman Jim Clyburn.

Harris also delivered the keynote address at the NAACP's convention in Atlantic City last year.

The slate of high-profile speakers at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center continues through the weekend.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and rapper Meek Mill are set to take the stage Sunday for a conversation about racism and anti-Semitism alongside Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak Tuesday night.


Walter Wuthmann General Assignment Reporter
Walter Wuthmann is a general assignment reporter for WBUR.



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