The Jacksonville Branch NAACP Announces 57th Annual Freedom Fund Award Ceremony
This virtual presentation will include a mix of content focused on highlighting the importance of voting in local, state and national elections as well as paying homage to leaders in the Jacksonville Community.
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 57th event on September 29 at 7 pm. This year's event will be held virtually and will stream on Facebook and youtube. The speaker will be Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church.
Registration for the event can be found at jaxnaacp.org/
For additional information, visit JAXNAACP.ORG. For press related inquiries, contact Tabitha Higgs.
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.
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.
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