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Smith re-elected as NAACP convention credentials chair

Demopolis native and 1969 graduate of U.S. Jones High School, Charles J. Smith, Sr. was re-elected as the NAACP National Convention Credentials Chairman for the second consecutive year held in Houston, Texas from July 7-13.

In 2011, he was elected unanimous from delegates from across the association as the Credentials Chairman at the Los Angeles NAACP National Annual Convention.

From left are Community Coordinator Clara Calloway,Treasurer Lizzie Wilhite, NAACP Chairman Rosalyn Brock, First Lady Susie M. Smith and Branch President Dr. Charles Smith.

In March, he was honored with the NAACP Southeast Region Medgar Evers Leadership Award for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi in Raleigh, North Carolina. Additionally, he was honored with the Medgar Evers Southeast Region Leadership Award in 2011 in Montgomery.

He is married to Susie M. (Jones) Smith of Demopolis. They have two children, Charles J. Smith, Jr. and Yashica C. Smith of Atlanta, Georgia. They have two children, seven grandchildren and one grandchild. Dr. Smith is the son of the late Mr. Jim Smith, Sr. and the late Mrs. Mattie Lee Smith-Wilson.