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
 
Freedom Fund Awards Ceremony 2021
Freedom Fund Awards Ceremony 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Aug. 19, 2021 - PRLog -- The Jacksonville Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is part of the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the world. From school desegregation, fair housing, employment and voter registration, to health and equal economic opportunity, the NAACP, working successfully with allies of all races, plays a significant role in establishing legal precedents in order to improve the quality of life of America's downtrodden.

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/FreedomFundJax21. Donations to support the event and the Jacksonville Branch efforts can be made at JAXNAACP.ORG. Nominations for the awards ceremony are accepted until August 23, 2021.

For additional information, visit jaxnaacp.org/freedom-fund-dinner. For press related inquiries, contact Tabitha Higgs.

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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.

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