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Brooks told the New York Times he was “baffled” by the choice not to extend his contract.
NAACP Is Looking For New President, ‘Retooling’ Entire OrganizationEnlarge this image toggle caption Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty ImagesThe NAACP, America’s oldest civil rights group, is replacing its president, Cornell William Brooks, and planning a “transformational retooling,” according to the group’s board of directors.
The Associated Press reports that Ernest L. Johnson Sr., president of the NAACP Louisiana State Conference, celebrated Brooks’ leadership, saying Brooks “brought some young energy to this 108-year-old organization.
In the meantime, Russell and Johnson will handle day to day operations, they say, and carry out a listening tour.
The search for a new leader of the group will start immediately, chairman Leon Russell and vice chair Derrick Johnson told reporters on a conference call.

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