Come Thursday, a large crowd of delegates will start arriving for the 113th annual NAACP National Convention, a weeklong event that will highlight rich pieces of the city’s Black history while it draws thousands of visitors to the resort this summer.

Yolanda Melville, vice president of Atlantic City’s NAACP chapter, said the return of the national convention here is the culmination of four years of hard work lobbying, organizing and prepping.

“We are all ecstatic that the convention is back in Atlantic City and can’t wait for everything to get started on Thursday,” Melville said. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.