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NAACP President at Cannes
Press Statement June 28, 2024

NAACP Attends 2024 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

NAACP President at Cannes


June 28, 2024

Contact: Alicia Mercedes,

WASHINGTON – Last week, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, alongside other members of the NAACP's national leadership team, represented the advertising and communications industry of Black America at the 71st edition of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

"The NAACP was proud to represent Black America at the Cannes Lions Festival. We know that Black culture is a driving force behind creativity. It's only right that our community is represented in every space we are influencing," said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO. "From the amplification of diverse voices to the enrichment of global perspectives, and showcasing of the art of activism, we are confident that our continued presence in this space will advance our community and have a pivotal impact on the broader culture. The NAACP is proud to continue convening with industry leaders, delegates, artists and influencers to effect innovative change across the globe." 

NAACP Leaders participated in panels and interviews with the following organizations:

  • LinkedIn
  • Deloitte
  • YouTube
  • UN Women
  • Business Insider
  • Stagwell Sports Beach
  • Tubi
  • PwC
  • David & Goliath

The Association's participation in the esteemed international festival displayed its broader commitment to combining global advocacy with storytelling to advance progress for the global citizens of the African Diaspora.

For more access to images of the NAACP at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2024, visit this link.



The NAACP advocates, agitates, and litigates for the civil rights due to Black America. Our legacy is built on the foundation of grassroots activism by the biggest civil rights pioneers of the 20th century and is sustained by 21st century activists. From classrooms and courtrooms to city halls and Congress, our network of members across the country works to secure the social and political power that will end race-based discrimination. That work is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF - was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but now operates as a completely separate entity.