The Jacksonville Branch NAACP Announces 56th Annual Freedom Fund Award Ceremony
This event will virtually honor civil rights advocates from our community and highlight their important works.
By: Jacksonville Branch NAACP
The NAACP Freedom Fund dinner began in 1953 (on a national level) as a ten year program to intensify efforts to complete the job of emancipation. The Jacksonville branch held its first Freedom Fund Dinner in the cafeteria of the Brewster Hospital in June 1963. The speaker was Medgar Evers, the heroic Mississippi Field Secretary.
The annual fundraiser dinner for the NAACP is an awards ceremony where the Jacksonville Branch pays tribute to those who have dedicated their time and energy in pursuing equality in a variety of areas. The awardees represent interests in education, government, business, and community service.
The Jacksonville Branch will host its 56th event on September 23 at 7 pm. This year's event will be held virtually and will stream on Facebook and youtube. The speaker will be Bishop Frank M. Reid III of the 11th Episcopal District.
Registration for the event can be found at https://bit.ly/
For additional information, visit jaxnaacp.org/
About The Jacksonville Branch NAACP
The National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP) was officially founded in Feb. 1909. The Jacksonville Branch NAACP was founded in 1917 with the help of Field Secretary James Weldon Johnson.