NAACP intends to move HQ from Baltimore to DC


The group moved from the Northwest part of Baltimore to downtown in February, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Its employees are currently working remotely as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the U.S., Banks said.

Its eventual destination in D.C., opened in 1986, is the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs. Reeves, a lawyer and civil rights activist who worked for the NAACP when he was part of the team that argued the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.

Bowser called the Reeves Center’s location “iconic and culturally significant” and said the U Street Corridor has long connections with the NAACP’s history.

The Washington NAACP bureau helped push forward the integration of the U.S. Armed forces, the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964, and 1968 and 1965’s Voting Rights Act, the release said.

Chris Cioffi

2020-06-29 15:38:31

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