Contact: Media Area Unit NAACP
              Kathy Raymond - 610-986-5675 -
              October 26, 2015


Dr. Joan Evelyn Duvall-Flynn has been elected to lead the Pennsylvania Conference of NAACP Branches. In their state elections held in Washington, PA on October, 24th , the delegates at the bi-annual state convention chose to move into the future with a strong civil rights agenda for Pennsylvania.

Dr. Flynn is a native of Sandusky, Ohio and a life-long member of the NAACP. For 14 years, she has served as President for the Media Area Unit of that organization. A seasoned and well experienced teacher, Flynn holds a doctorate in Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University. She has led the Education Committee of the State Conference of Branches for the past decade.

"We left this convention with a strong commitment to the social welfare of this Commonwealth, and plan to bring our collective power to the work of social justice," Flynn said. "Our immediate concern is the passage of a responsible state budget that contains the $410 million in immediate funding to education, adopts the Basic Education Funding Commission recommendations as written, and a provides a solution to the structural deficit of this state. We are also dedicated to informing voters of how important it is to carry out their responsibilities on Nov. 3rd.".

Flynn went on to say, "The PA State Conference of NAACP Branches has a strong state-wide leadership team. Our first vice president is York NAACP Unit President, attorney Sandra Thompson and our treasurer is Mon Valley Unit vice-president, Mr. Alan Duncan. As well, our long-standing state secretary, Ms. Johnnifer Harris of the Bucks County Unit was re-elected for another two year term. As well, we have a diverse Executive Committee composed of members from across Pennsylvania."

Joan Flynn and her husband, Dr. Julius B. Flynn, Jr. are residents of Glen Mills, PA. They are parents to three children, Julius, III; Heather; and Jonathan. They have two granddaughters, Dominique and Skylar.


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.