Here’s a look at some past leaders of the NAACP, plus people who have been mentioned as possible contenders for the post.
Aug. 19, 1964 Roy Wilkins urged Democratic platform writers to pledge vigorous enforcement of the new civil rights law in 1964 in Washington. Wilkins was named executive secretary of the NAACP in 1955. The title was changed in 1964 to executive director, and Wilkins served until 1977. Byron Rollins/AP Buy Photo