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Media Advisory July 15, 2023

NAACP to Host ‘Fractured: The People v. The States’ Panel at the 114th National Convention in Boston, MA.

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July 15, 2023

Contact: Alicia Mercedes,


BOSTON – Today, the NAACP announced that they will host a panel entitled "Fractured: The People v. The States" during the 114th NAACP National Convention. The dynamic panel will discuss how regressive policies in states such as Florida, Tennessee, and Texas have eroded Black Americans' hard-fought rights. The panelists will also discuss their thoughts on the ongoing attempts and prohibition of teaching about the history of race and racism in America.


Professor Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, Columbia Law School  

Sheryl Underwood, Co-Host, The Talk

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, President/General Secretary, National Council of Churches


With the upcoming election approaching, our panelists and leaders will discuss urgent challenges, including the current political climate, emerging policies, and measures to tackle the most pressing issues. 


Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 9:00am EST


To register for press credentials, please RSVP by completing the form here. Additional details will be provided upon RSVP. 


The 114th NAACP National Convention will be held in Boston from July 26-31, 2023. This empowering and immersive experience is held each year to celebrate the collective power of the Black community. The Convention attracts innovative change-makers, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, scholars, entertainers, influencers, and creatives, offering a platform to network and exchange ideas. Each year, the Convention fosters an intergenerational approach to advocacy, connecting activists, allies, and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds through main stage discussions, luncheons, and the experience hall. Together, they are united in their commitment to ensuring the Black community thrives together. 



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.