NEW ORLEANS - Danatus N. King, the president of the New Orleans branch of the NAACP, announced that he will step down at the end of his current term to turn his attention to a religious lecture tour.
King, an attorney who ran unsuccessfully for New Orleans mayor earlier this year, has headed the branch for 10 years.
King said that he has been delivering the message about God the Almighty via Cox Cable programs locally and that a worldwide tour is in the offing.
"Planning and conducting the tour while at the same time expanding media and other outlets to deliver the message will require an amount of time that will not allow Mr. King to continue to devote the time necessary to effectively lead the New Orleans Branch NAACP," said a message from the organization.
King has been a vocal proponent of civil rights causes locally during his time in office.