[Columbus, GA] Elder Edward O. DuBose, former State President of the Georgia NAACP and President of the Columbus [GA] Branch of the NAACP, was re-elected to his fifth term to the NAACP's National Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the virtual meeting of the NAACP National Board of Directors on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
“I am both honored and humbled to be re-elected to the National Board of Directors by NAACP units across the nation," said Elder Dubose. His re-election is as significant as any other as he recently overcame a serious battle with COVID-19.
"My near-death experience reminds me of the many issues that we continue to face in this country – attacks on voting rights and immigration, mass incarceration, gun violence, mass Incarceration, education disparities and lack of quality health care just to name a few. I look forward to continuing to work with NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson as we work together to tackle our issues and in continuing our 112-year legacy as the Largest, most effective Civil Rights Organization in the world," DuBose added.
The Georgia NAACP commends the tireless efforts of Elder DuBose to ensure we all can live in a society that race-based discrimination does not exist. "We celebrate Elder DuBose for his re-election and remain committed to continuing to work with him and all of our members of the National Board to build a Georgia State Conference that is well resourced, well trained and well represented on the national level," concludes Rev. James Woodall, State President of the Georgia NAACP.
More About Elder Edward DuBose
DuBose was officially sworn in on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the NAACP Annual Meeting held virtually.
Elder DuBose previously served 8 years as State President of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP from October 2005 through October 2013, and seven years as President of the Columbus Georgia Branch of the NAACP from June 1997 through January 2004. He is the only Georgia State Conference NAACP President in its 76-year history to serve on the NAACP National Board of Directors.
Elder DuBose is also a retired veteran who served 21 years in the United States Army
He is married to his wife of 36 years Mrs. Cynthia DuBose. They have three beautiful daughters, Cynthia Harris, Casonya Hardaway Glover, and Kimberly DuBose and a host of grandchildren.