Annual Convention 2014
The 105th Annual NAACP National Convention was held in Las Vegas,
Nevada, July 19-23, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay. The Las Vegas Branch was the host Branch and the Tri-State Conference of Idaho,
Nevada and Utah was the State Conference host. Delegates attended from across the country.
Awards were presented
during the convention. The Salt Lake Branch received a Thalheimer Award for outstanding civil rights work in the community.
The Thalheimer Award is the NAACP's top award given to branches and units for outstanding achievements. The honors have been
given annually since 1944 from a grant from Dr. Ross Thalheimer, a John Hopkins University instructor in philosophy and a
University of Washington instructor in philosophy and Sociology. He was also President of the Thalheimer Foundation, Inc.
The NAACP has a number of annual awards to honor attorneys and units for outstanding civil rights legal achievements. During
the Clarence M. Mitchell Memorial Luncheon, Kim M. Keenan, NAACP General Counsel and Marshall Taylor, Esq., Deputy General
Counsel presented the Juanita Jackson Mitchell award.
Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award for Legal Activism:
Each year, the NAACP National Legal Department awards the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Legal Activism Award to an NAACP Unit
for exemplary legal redress committee activities. This award was presented to Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake
Branch and NAACP Tri-State Conference.
Soldier in the Sands Award
At the convention during the Lawyers Reception, Kim M. Keenan, NAACP General
Counsel presented the Foot Soldier in the Sands Awards to April Hollingsworth and Dina Neal. April Hollingsworth, Legal Redress
Chair for the NAACP Salt Lake Branch and NAACP Tri-State Conference along with Dina Neal, Las Vegas Assemblywoman and member
of the Las Vegas Branch received this year's Foot Soldier in the Sands Awards. The NAACP Legal Department honors attorneys
who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the Association and its civil rights agenda. This award is given
to attorneys for their generous contribution of legal expertise to the NAACP on a pro bono basis. The honorees are nominated
by NAACP Units or State Conference.
Famous quotes below were selected by the NAACP Tri-State Conference.