RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Beverly Perdue will give the keynote address at the annual convention of the North Carolina conference of the NAACP.

Perdue will speak Friday at the convention in Raleigh, which is focusing on strategies to protect voting rights.

The state NAACP president, the Rev. William Barber, will speak to the convention Saturday morning about the state of civil rights in North Carolina. On Sunday, the national NAACP president, Ben Jealous, speaks to the convention.

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