GREENVILLE, S.C. — The City of Greenville is hosting South Carolina’s NAACP state convention for the first time.

Starting Thursday, WSPA-TV reports that the annual gathering is getting underway in Greenville.

Greenville branch J.M. Flemming says it’s the first time in 109 that the Upstate city has hosting the gathering. Events start Thursday night with a dinner and honors ceremony. Workshops and seminars are taking place Friday through Sunday.

More than 1,000 attendees are expected to be on hand for the convention, which is free and open to the public.

Information from: WSPA-TV,

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