Friday, February 13, 2009

Celebrating 100 years of the NAACP

This morning we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP, which has been fighting for justice, equality, and civil rights for all since its inception. It was a particularly exciting moment for me because it gave me the opportunity to welcome to City Hall my good friend from college, Ben Jealous (third from left in the photo), who recently became the organization's national President and CEO. In the last 100 years, our nation has come a long way toward advancing educational, economic, and social opportunities for all, but we know that there is still more work to be done, and I know that Ben is just the right leader as the organization embarks on its next 100 years.