Tri-State Conference host
for 2014 National Convention
NAACP Tri-State Conference recognitions
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.
Jackson Mitchell 2014 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.
Foot Soldier in the Sands 2014
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.