House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Serve as Keynote Speaker for 58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner


Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony announced U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) as the Keynote Speaker for the 58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.  The Detroit Branch NAACP 58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Cobo Conference Center.  Congresswoman Pelosi is the first woman to ever serve as Speaker of the House.  She served as Speaker of the House from 2007-2011. 

In addition to announcing Congresswoman Pelosi as the Keynote Speaker Rev. Anthony also announced the following award recipients:

2013 Great Expectations Awardee

Bankole Thompson

Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle

2013 Great Expectations Awardee
Dean Jocelyn Benson
Dean, Wayne State University Law School

2013 Ida B. Wells Freedom and Justice Awardee
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Professor, Georgetown University and Author

2013 Mary Church Terrell Freedom and Justice Awardee
Honorable JoAnn Watson
Councilwoman, City of Detroit

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