5 thoughts on “58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner – Sunday, April 28, 2013

  1. God Bless Rev. Anthony and the important work he does for the people of Detroit, and throughout this great nation…both secular and spiritual. I pray that you are anointed with a deeper vision, annealed in resolve, and remain steadfast in your mission. May His grace and mercy be with you forever.

    Audrey May, Faith Outreach Coordinator
    Chicago Teachers Union

  2. Good Luck this weekend family. Sorry I will miss this year’s dinner for the first time in a long time. Keep the flame of justice burning bright.

    Yours in the Struggle,

    • Hello Ernest and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP and being a long time supporter of the NAACP mission. We invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk that will be held June 22, 2013. We will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com or by calling 313-871-2087.

  3. Anne Spencer was a poet, a civil rights activist, a teacher, librarian, wife and mother, and a gardener.

    More than thirty of her poems were published in her lifetime, making her an important figure of the black literary and cultural movement of the 1920s—the Harlem Renaissance—and only the second African American poet to be included in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (1973).

    Noted for verse preoccupied with biblical and mythological themes, as well as those of her garden and nature, Spencer shared intellectual respect and repartee with such notables as James Weldon Johnson, who first discovered her poetic talents in 1919, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Countee Cullen, Sterling A. Brown, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Zora Neal Hurston, Mary McLeod Bethune, Adam Clayton Powell, Claude McKay, George Washington Carver, H.L. Mencken, Amaza Lee Meredith, Gwendolyn Brooks, and the Rev. Martin Luther King.

    In addition to her writing, Spencer helped to found the Lynchburg Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

    • Hello Chauncey,

      Thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP and for making it so clear what Ms. Anne Spencer has done to contribute to the progress of the NAACP. We invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

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