RALEIGH – The North Carolina NAACP announces that the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will transition out of the presidency of the North Carolina Conference of NAACP branches in June. Rev. Dr. Barber will entrust leadership of the NAACP in his home state to others in order to help organize a new Poor People’s Campaign in Washington D.C. and twenty-five states across the nation. He will continue to serve as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina. This New Poor People’s Campaign will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1967/68 Poor People’s Campaign and will focus on twenty-five states and on Washington D.C..