N.C. NAACP president elected to national board

Posted July 16, 2008 3:09 p.m. EDT

— The Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, has been elected to the civil rights organization's national board of directors.

Barber defeated incumbent board member Madie Robinson of South Carolina and one other candidate for the Region 5 seat on the national board during the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual convention, which is being held in Cincinnati.

Region 5 covers the Carolinas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.