The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced it's new president Saturday.
Roslyn M. Brock, currently the vice chairwoman of the organization, is a health care administrator and also is the first president of N.A.A.C.P. who has been too young to have personally experienced legalized segregation, the Washington Post reported.
"This is the time for renewal," Julian Bond, 70, the predecessor who took over the chairmanship in 1998 said in the New York Times. "We have dynamic new leadership. Roslyn understands firsthand how important youth are to the success of the N.A.A.C.P."
Brock, in addition to being the first woman president, is the youngest president the organization has had. She began her involvement in N.A.A.C.P. as a freshman in college.
According to the New York Times, Brock said she wants to see N.A.A.C.P. catch up with technological advancements in social activism such as live streaming videos, online campaigns and social media web sites.
The N.A.A.C.P. was founded in 1909 by W.E.B. DuBois and Ida B. Wells to fight for the civil rights of African Americans.
According to the Washington Post, Brock wants to narrow its focus on civil rights issues to education, health care, economic empowerment, criminal justice and civic engagement.