Edward DuBose, former president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, has been named Man of the Year by a monthly newspaper in Macon.
The Informer presented DuBose with the honor during the newspapers annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony Saturday at the New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.
DuBose, who served as president of the Columbus branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP before moving to the state office, said hes humbled by the selection.
I do what I do not because of the awards or recognition, DuBose said in a statement. I do it because I know that we are called to be our brothers and sisters keeper. I am humbled that someone along this path of justice would pause and recognize what I do.
DuBose of Columbus stepped down from the position in the Georgia conference in October, but he still serves on the NAACP National Board of Directors.