The NAACP thanks Alice Huffman for serving her community and the organization for over 20 years as the president of the California Hawaii State Conference. Her accomplishments as the head of the state conference are copious. She played a significant role as an advocate for LGBTQ rights and setting up a task force to bring awareness to the community. She has served as a community bridge between government policymakers and the residents of California.
Huffman formerly served as a member of the current elected Attorney General’s transition team; the State Parks and Recreation Commission; Member of the University of California President’s Council on Campus Climate, Culture, & Inclusion; The Secretary of State’s California Complete Count Committee for the 2010 Census; and Grand Marshall of the San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade.
“The NAACP and myself are grateful for the work done by Alice Huffman during her tenure as state conference president,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP. “Through her service, she has strengthened her community and encouraged the next generation to be fearless in their pursuit of equity and justice.”
“Alice has been a fierce proponent for our community and I imagine she will continue to do so in her capacity,” said Leon W. Russell, Chair, Board of Directors. “On behalf of the board of directors, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Huffman and her work. It has been an honor to work with her as the state conference president, and it will be a pleasure to continue to work with her as a board member.”
Alice Huffman has many national and state distinguished awards. The most recent received was the CA Legislative Black Caucus Heritage and Legends Award; numerous awards awarded to her community work, work on behalf of the gay community, and efforts to regulate cannabis.
Annually, she was included in the 100 most influential California by the Sacramento Observer and the Capitol Weekly and twice the recipient of The National NAACP Thalheimer Award for the nation’s best state conference.
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
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NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and shares our commitment to equal rights.