ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – The United State’s oldest civil rights organization will mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers at the NAACP convention in Orlando over the next few days.
The convention will also feature Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, who is expected to attend the convention in Central Florida on Friday.READ MORE: Have You Seen This Woman? Andreae Lloyd Missing After Being Abducted From Miami-Dade Home
Martelly and his wife are expected to join other U.S. elected officials and NAACP leaders at the convention.READ MORE: Jury Reaches Verdict Of Manslaughter In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial, Then Goes Back To Deliberating Room
The convention opens to the public on Saturday and will continue through next Wednesday.MORE NEWS: South Florida's Lane & Cameron Bess Set To Become First Father-Son Duo To Travel To Space Aboard Blue Orbit Spacecraft
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