NAACP to hold convention in Boston in 2023

During this year’s virtual NAACP convention, Mayor Martin Walsh has announced that Boston will host the 114th NAACP National convention in 2023. After this year’s convention was forced online by pandemic protocol, the organization will make a second attempt at hosting with its historic Boston branch.

“This will be an opportunity to build on the progress our city has made, to focus on the work left to be done, and to highlight the Black excellence here in Boston’s neighborhoods,” Walsh said in a video tweeted Sept. 17. He also highlighted the fact that the Boston branch is the first chartered branch of the NAACP, beginning in 1911.

Boston branch president Tanisha Sullivan told the Banner that after reconfiguring the 2020 convention to comply with social distancing rules, the national organization, the Boston branch, and the city and state still had an interest in holding an in-person event here.

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