Attorney General Loretta Lynch, a possible nominee for the Supreme Court, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will be in attendance Thursday when President Obama hosts civil rights leaders at the White House as part of Black History Month.
A White House official said Mr. Obama will discuss a range of issues, including the administration’s efforts at “building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”
The official said the meeting in the Roosevelt Room will be the first of its kind because it will represent different generations of civil rights leaders.
The attendees include Ben Crump, president of the National Bar Association; Brittany Packnett, a member of the president’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and co-founder of We The Protestors and Campaign Zero; NAACP President Cornell Brooks; Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat; National Urban League President Marc Morial; Mary Patricia Hector, national youth director of the National Action Network; Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change; and Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Later Thursday, the president and first lady Michelle Obama will host a Black History Month reception in the East Room.