Dayton NAACP holds inaugural ceremony

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN ) – The Dayton Unit of the NAACP held its 51st inaugural ceremony Thursday night at the Dayton Cultural and RTA Transit Center.

Derrick Foward took the oath of office. He was re-elected as the 26th president of the chapter.

On the national level, Foward said he’s interested to see how the Trump presidency handles race relations in our country.

“It’s evident that some of his cabinet picks are very divisive,” said Foward. “We are going to continue to monitor that at the national level, and we will continue to work with our national office to see what direction he wants our units to go in, in terms of galvanizing and ensuring the safety of our citizens.”

2 News reporter Charlisa Gordon served as emcee for the event. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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