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WATCH: NAACP convention discusses racial injustice, pandemic and 2020 election

During a year that saw a national reckoning on racial injustice ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People — NAACP — convened virtually for its 111th convention amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch the convention proceedings in the video player above.

Civil rights leaders spoke about how the United States should respond to COVID-19, which has killed more than 200,000 people in the U.S. and disproportionately hurt Black and brown communities. They are also set to examine the role of racial injustice and dissect the Democratic agenda behind former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign.

Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was among the first speakers to address convention attendees.

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