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Haiti's president expected at NAACP convention in Orlando


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ORLANDO - Haiti's president is expected to attend the NAACP's national convention at the Orange County Convention Center.

The nation's oldest civil rights organization will mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers at the convention.

The convention opens Saturday and continues through Wednesday. About 4,000 delegates are expected to attend.

Haitian President Michel Martelly and his wife are expected to join other U.S. elected officials joining NAACP members for the convention.

The convention theme is "We Shall Not Be Moved."

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