Vice President Joe Biden gives the keynote address at the NAACP convention in Houston on Thursday, a day after presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke there and as President Barack Obama takes a pass.
It will be Biden's first time addressing the convention as vice president, the NAACP said.
"The vice president is a longtime friend to the NAACP," said Roslyn Brock, the group's chairwoman. "He has been a strong advocate for justice and equality over his decades of service in the Senate and the White House."
The president will miss the event due to a "scheduling conflict," his campaign said.FULL STORY