NAACP President visits Anchorage

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) visited Anchorage Saturday to deliver the keynote address at a local fundraiser, and paid a visit to a local historically African American-owned business.

"First of all I want to thank the Mayfields. Mr. Mayfield, congratulations. 25 years in business and I'm looking at three generations, and that is blessing, especially from someone from Alabama, so continue the good work, and you should look forward to taking over this business real soon," said NAACP President, Derrick Johnson.

Johnson visited Mayfield's Quality Cleaners & Laundry Saturday afternoon to speak about local issues and concerns.

Saturday night at 7 p.m., Johnson is delivering the keynote address at the C.T. Lewis Freedom Dinner fundraiser at the Egan Center.

Derrick Johnson was named President & CEO in October of 2017 and formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors as well as president for the NAACP Mississippi State Conference.

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