The National Association for the advancement of colored people, or NAACP, is America's foremost civil rights organization.
This year Rockford is hosting the 68th annual Illinois State Convention. Hundreds of people from around the state will attend workshops and meetings at the Best Western Clock Tower and Resort and the Ramada Inn October 1-3.
Some of the major issues that will be discussed include education and political empowerment.
Everyone is invited to attend the weekend's festivities. Tickets are available at the door.