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NAACP President Steps Down
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NAACP President Steps Down

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NAACP President Steps Down

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Kweisi Mfume

Kweisi Mfume, a former congressman, has headed the civil rights group since 1996. NAACP hide caption

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The president of the NAACP is stepping down. Kweisi Mfume says he simply feels the time is right to leave. But others say Mfume's reluctance to challenge the Bush administration put him at odds with board chairman Julian Bond.

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