The Forrest County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will hold its 2019 Freedom Fund Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the C.E. Roy Community Center located at 300 East 6th Street, Hattiesburg.
The cost to attend is $40 for adults and $20 for children.
The Honorable, Gay Polk-Payton will be the guest speaker.
The purpose of the Freedom Fund Banquet is to celebrate the many freedoms we enjoy. For 105 years the NAACP has fought to secure the civil rights of all Americans. The profits raised are used to help the NAACP further our mission to assure equal rights for everyone.
As our nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP embraces a legacy of hope and steadfast commitment to justice. To satisfy its mission to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality, the Forrest County Branch of the NAACP has recently led the Forrest County Community Coalition efforts to reduce juvenile recidivism with mentoring and connecting community stakeholders; supported the Alpha Phi Alpha Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast; established a voter call-in center and offered rides to the polls on national election day; conducted voter registration in surrounding regions and high schools; and supported city seminar and Mayor Barker on improving education for our students.
To purchase tickets or obtain more information about the banquet, interested persons should contact Clarence Magee, NAACP Forrest County Branch President, at 601-544-6832 or 601-550-0080 or email@example.com.
For more information, visit forrestcountynaacp.org/ or the Facebook page, Forrest County NAACP.