I am very pleased to welcome each and every one of you to Orange Beach, Alabama, on behalf of the Baldwin County NAACP Branch. We are humbled and honored to be hosting the Alabama State Conference 66th Annual Convention 2018. You are in the fastest growing county in Alabama.

Please enjoy the hospitality that Coastal Alabama has to offer with its many recreational activities. That is, if time allows it while you are here, if not come back and do so. May this event make a memorable occasion and give you some really good information to take home and share with your communities.

When this 66th Annual Convention comes to an end, may you all have a safe journey home - that is my prayer. Thank you to all that made this event possible and God Bless.

Yours in the Struggle, Baldwin County President, Alec D. Barnett, Jr.

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Event Schedule

Thursday, 4th October

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Press Conference


Convention Kickoff Press Conference

12:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Ann Jones

Registration Area

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Executive Session

Benard Simelton and Barnett

Executive Session with Host Branch.

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Getting out the Vote

Benard Simelton

NAACP and ACIJ Getting out the Vote in 2018.

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Meet and Greet

Benard Simelton

Friday, 5th October

07:30 AM - 08:45 AM

Labor Breakfast

Kris Lundberg, UAW

Labor Breakfast.

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Ann Jones

Registration Area.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Plenary Session

Ronald Ali

10:05 AM - 11:25 AM

WS 1 Economics Round Table

Richard Busby, Wells Fargo

Economics Round Table

11:35 AM - 01:00 PM

WIN Luncheon


01:15 PM - 02:30 PM

WS 2 Health

Dr. Michael Townsend

WS 2 Health.

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Time and Place Committee


Time and Place Committee.

02:35 PM - 03:50 PM

WS 3 Legal


WS 3 Legal.

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Resolution Committee


Resolution Committee.

02:35 PM - 03:35 PM

President's Forum - Let's Talk About it

Rev. Kenneth Dukes

Let's Talk About it.

03:55 PM - 04:55 PM

Political Action

Michael Gregory, SOS Office

Political Action.

05:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WS 5 Labor

Kris Lundberg

WS 5 Labor.

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee.

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Mass Meeting

Rev. Fred Cornish

Mass Meeting.

08:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Delegate Reception

Delegate Reception.

Saturday, 6th October

07:30 AM - 08:45 AM

Religious Affairs Breakfast

Rev. Charles Jackson

Topic details.

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Ann Jones

Registration Area.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Second Plenary Session

Wil Woodruff, 2nd Vice President

Second Plenary Session.

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

WS 6

WS 6

WS 6.

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

Oratorical Contest

Della M. Bryant, ASC Education Chair

The annual oratorical contest is hosted by the Alabama State Conference of Branches.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

One On One with EEOC

Eddi Abdulhaqq, EEOC Investigator

One On One with EEOC.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

AYCD Luncheon

Dominique Penny, Region 5 Youth Board

Luncheon Details.

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Joint Event "Chasing the Dragon"

Foley Police Department

Joint Event "Chasing the Dragon".

01:50 PM - 02:20 PM

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee.

01:50 PM - 02:50 PM

WS 7 Membership

WS 7

WS 7.

02:55 PM - 04:00 PM

WS 8 EEOC Workshop

WS 8

WS 8.

04:05 PM - 04:55 PM

WS 9 Chikesia Clemons Dramatization

WS 9

WS 9.

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Freedom Awards Luau

Aramis Ayala

Resort Deck.

Sunday, 7th October

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Executive Session


Speaker topic details.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Church Service


Southside Baptist Church, Michigan Foley.

11:00 AM

Hotel Check Out

Hotel Check Out.

Awesome Speakers

Listen, Learn, Get inspired.

Benard Simeltion

President, State Conference of the Alabama NAACP

Dr. Michael Townsend

Senior Quality Improvement Specialist

Wisdom Cole

National Organizing Manager, NAACP Youth and College

Aramis Ayala

State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

Kris Lundberg

Political Coordinator, UAW Women’s Department

Michael Gregory

Project Manager, Administrative Office of Courts

Rev Charles A. Jackson

Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church

Rev. Bennie Richardson

Reverend, The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

Nathan Wilson

Assistant Administrative Director of Courts


Be a part of this great event. Click below to download your registration form, fill in and send to:
Convention Registration
Alabama State Conference of the NAACP
Post Office Box 866
ATHENS, Alabama 35612.

Unit Registration


  • Convention Weekend
  • Workshops

Youth Registration


  • Convention Weekend
  • Workshops

Venue Information

28103 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561


Caribe Resort is located in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach with great accommodations, award-winning restaurants, and amazing events.

Visit Gulf Shores


To get to the venu place, you can take one of the city bus lines, tube or railway service. All the services are comfortable to reach into the place.

The Hotel

The Convetion will take place at the Caribe Resort, 28103 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, Alabama.

Resort Website