NAACP president in Colorado Springs following bombing

Photo: NAACP President and CEO William Brooks (AP Photo)
William Brooks is the president and CEO of the NAACP.

The national president of the NAACP is visiting the Colorado Springs area this weekend to promote unity in response to a recent explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office.

The Gazette reported that Cornell Williams Brooks' visit will start with a reception at the Mining Exchange Wyndham Grand Hotel on Friday night. He'll attend a luncheon and state conference at Colorado College on Saturday. On Sunday, Brooks will deliver the sermon during the 11 a.m. service at New Jerusalem Baptist Missionary Church in Fountain.