NAACP: Baltimore Convention Not a Done Deal
BALTIMORE — The NAACP says the site of its 2016 national convention, reported to be Baltimore, has not yet been selected.
The civil rights groups said in a statement Thursday that its convention planning committee recently heard presentations from Baltimore; Austin, Texas; Cincinnati, and St. Louis. It said the ongoing selection process will include visiting the proposed sites, and recommendations will be made to the board of directors in October.
Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore NAACP branch, said in an email on July 23 that the national board had selected Baltimore to host the 2016 convention.
Hill-Aston said Thursday that she could not immediately comment on the national group’s statement or why she reported that Baltimore had been selected.
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