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Mon March 24, 2008
NAACP Convention Slated for Kansas City
By Sylvia Maria Gross
Kansas City, MO – The NAACP Board of Directors ratified Kansas City as the site for its 2010 national convention.
Last year, officials considered pulling the convention in solidarity with the National Council of La Raza, which cancelled its 2009 meeting here. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.
NCLR, the Latino civil rights group, rescheduled its convention because of the mayor's appointment of Frances Semler, a parks board member who belonged to the Minutemen. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) followed suit.
But since then, Semler has resigned, and NAACP spokesman Richard McIntyre says as far as they're concerned that issue is resolved.
The NAACP convention is expected to attract 10,000 delegates to Kansas City and net some $9 million in revenue.