Committee Named To Find New NAACP President

Baltimore (AP) – A committee has been named to find a replacement for NAACP president Kweisi Mfume .

Mfume recently announced his resignation as president of the Baltimore-based civil rights group.

Group chairman Julian Bond has named the nine-member search committee. It consists of members and staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as well as people from outside the organization.

In addition to Bond, the members include Jack Kemp, a former Republican congressman from New York; and Hugh Price, former president of the National Urban League.

Mfume, who has been credited with bringing financial stability and credibility to the group, says he wants to spend more time with his family.