NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Releases the Following Statement on the Passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings

April 6, 2021

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings:

“We are saddened by the loss of Congressman Alcee Hastings. His tremendous crusade against racial injustice as a civil rights lawyer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives is etched into the fabric of our history. As a friend of the NAACP and fierce public servant, his absence will be felt in the halls of congress and throughout Florida’s 20th district. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends, family, and loved ones during this time.”