Michael Curry, Esq. is the immediate past president of the Boston Branch of the NAACP (2011-2016). Mr. Curry has over twenty years of dedicated service to the NAACP on the city, state-area conference and national levels.
Elected to the National NAACP Board of Directors in 2014, Mr. Curry was recently re-appointed to the National NAACP’s Executive Committee, and appointed to Chair the National Board’s Advocacy & Policy Committee and Vice-Chair the Political Action and Legislation Committee. He also serves on the Legal, Image Award and Constitution Review committees, as well as on the Quality Education Task Force and Chairs the Image Award Awards Ticketing Task Force.
As president of the Boston branch, Mr. Curry utilized his experience from the Leadership 500 Summit and embraced the challenge of reviving the nation’s first chartered branch, established in 1911, and has been effective at recruiting the next generation civil rights leaders to the Boston NAACP. He draws on his over twenty-three years of legislative, regulatory and public affairs experience, as well as his work in civil rights, business and health law to advance the mission of the NAACP.
Mr. Curry serves as the Legislative Affairs Director & Senior Counsel at Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, which represents 49 health centers, serving over 800,000 patients. He also serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, the Massachusetts Non-profit Network, Kids Count Advisory Board, City of Boston’s Compensation Advisory Group, and Roxbury Community College. He has received numerous local and national leadership awards for leadership and advocacy.
Mr. Curry is a regular commentator on the local National Public Radio Broadcast/WBUR Boston, as well as on television with WGBH, WBZ and New England Cable News, on a wide range of political, cultural and social issues.
Mr. Curry earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from New England School of Law, and later graduated from the inaugural class of the Executive Leadership Council’s Pipeline to Leadership Program.
Mr. Curry was raised by a single mother on welfare in Lenox Street Housing Projects in Boston and often says, “Where I’m from keeps where I am in perspective.” He is the father of three boys: Marcus (22), Michael Jr. (14) and Malcolm (9).