Having been sworn in as the organization’s youngest president, the new leader of the Georgia NAACP says the group will focus on helping people of color in the areas of economic stability, voting rights and a free and quality education for all Georgia children in the future.
At 34, Francys Johnson, a Statesboro civil civil rights attorney and pastor, is the youngest president in the organization’s long and storied history. In a recent interview with WABE, Johnson outlined his goals for the organization.
“These are the game changers for the 21st century. These are the areas that will finish the work the NAACP started over a century ago in terms of making sure the promises of America are realized for every single Georgian.”
Johnson also said he hopes to form more partnerships.
“The NAACP has no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, we have only have permanent issues, so in that regard I’m looking for partners in state government, republicans, democrats and independents, all who want to move Georgia forward.”
Johnson replaces Edward DuBose who served as president for eight years.
(Photo: Courtesy of NAACPGA.org)