By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The decision to remove the confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse has lead the NAACP to end its economic boycott of that state. At its meeting here in Philadelphia for its 106 annual convention, the groups chairman spoke on the organizations journey to fight against injustices.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation To Protect People Traveling To New Jersey For Abortions
NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock talked about the freedoms guaranteed to American people in the Constitution, and how their organization has worked to make sure black Americans also have these rights.
“The NAACP has educated, demonstrated, legislated, litigated, negotiated and agitated to secure the liberties promised by the founding fathers of this great nation,” Brock said.
During her speech, Brock also touched on discrimination issues minorities around the country still face.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Travel: Incoming Flights At Philadelphia International Airport Being Held At Originating Airports Until 6 P.M.
“Because our work is not complete,” said Brock. “I stand before you tonight seeking a sustained commitment to action to accomplish our goals.”
Brock finished by telling the crowd, “in our pursuit of liberty, we will get bruised. We will get battered. We will get bloodied. But we will not be defeated.”
Mayor Michael nutter also came out Sunday to welcome the crowd to the 106 annual national convention.
“Because of what this great organization has done in the past, continues to do, we shall legislate in the state house, litigate in the court house and agitate peacefully in the streets,” proclaimed Nutter.MORE NEWS: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
President Obama is scheduled to speak at the convention Tuesday.