Julian Bond Steps Aside, New Leadership for NAACP

By Jonathan Adams Nov 24, 2008

H/T The Daily Voice After ten years as board chairman at the NAACP, Julian Bond has announced that he will not seek reelection when his term ends on February 2009. Bond leaves as the NAACP reaches the 100 year mark, and change is coming to the organization and to the country.

"This is the time for renewal. We have dynamic new leadership. The country has a new President in Barack Obama; the organization has a new CEO in Benjamin Jealous, and we’ll soon have a new Chairman of the NAACP Board. The NAACP and the country are in good hands," he added.

The NAACP said that Bond informed board members in a letter that, although he would not run for reelection as chairman of the national board, he will remain on the board and run for reelection to the board when his three-year term ends.