Former President Bill Clinton waves goodbye to the crowd while exiting the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
Former President Bill Clinton waves to the crowd during a 2016 event in San Antonio in support of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Credit: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone / San Antonio Report

The NAACP announced Monday that former President Bill Clinton will be in San Antonio on Wednesday evening at the group’s 109th national convention to deliver remarks and introduce an award winner.

Clinton will announce Willie Brown Jr. as 2018’s Spingarn Medal winner. The award, which started in 1914, is given each year to someone who represents “the highest or noblest achievement by a living American Negro during the preceding year or years,” according to a news release.

Brown is a former mayor of San Francisco who served for two terms and a former speaker of the California State Assembly. Today, he leads the Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service, a nonprofit dedicated to providing a forum for nonpartisan education, debate, and discussion of public policy.

The 42nd president will speak at the convention’s Freedom Fund Awards Dinner on Wednesday night at the Henry B. González Convention Center. The program starts at 7:30 p.m.

This is the second time Clinton has spoken in San Antonio publicly in 2018. He previously addressed an audience at the Tobin Center during a book tour stop.

Emily Donaldson reports on education for the San Antonio Report.