NAACP president receives award
Sept. 15, 2012 at 11 p.m.
Branden Johnson, president of the Longview Chapter NAACP, was presented the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Church Women United (formerly the United Council of Church Women) at a ceremony Friday at the Post Oak CME Church in Lakeport.
According to event organizers, Johnson was selected for his years of dedicated service to the community and his commitment to social justice.
The event is in recognition of the organization's nationwide Human Rights Celebration 2012. This year's theme is "Embracing Our Oneness." Church Women United is committed to the mission of liberating the world and was inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt's work that ushered in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948.