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NAACP Confirms Gordon as President
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NAACP Confirms Gordon as President

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NAACP Confirms Gordon as President

NAACP Confirms Gordon as President
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Bruce Gordon

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Bruce Gordon, a retired telecommunications executive, is the new president and CEO of the NAACP. Gordon, 59, was the only candidate presented to the 64-person board of directors of the nation's largest civil rights organization. He has relatively little civil rights experience.

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