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Bush to address NAACP convention — After 5 years of rejecting invitations, president to speak on Wednesday
Every president for the past several decades has spoken to the group. Until now, Bush had been the exception.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People convention draws thousands each year, and Bush has been invited to speak every year since he became president. Each year he declines, citing a busy schedule, but there is also a history of bad blood between Bush and the group.