NAACP Decides Against Move to DC

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 PM EDT
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NAACP Decides Against Move to DC

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The NAACP will not move its headquarters to Washington, D.C., from its current home in Baltimore.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced Thursday that it has no plans to move. Roger Vann, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for the civil rights organization, said the "timing was not right."

The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Development Corp. officials announced that the organization planned to stay at a meeting Thursday.

In 2006, D.C.'s city council approved a $3.5 million grant to help the NAACP move. But in 2007, the organization said it was postponing the move while it worked out details of selling its building in northwest Baltimore.

Vann said they weren't able to pass the move through internal processes in time to take advantage of a "very good offer."

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