The Detroit Branch NAACP held a press conference on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to announce the Keynote Speaker and Awardees for its 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner that will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Cobo Conference Center located at 1 Washington Blvd in Detroit. The press conference was led by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP. Rev. Anthony announced U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren as this year’s Keynote Speaker.
In addition to announcing Senator Warren as the Keynote, Rev. Anthony also announced the following:
2017 James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Awardee
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
(D-California, 43rd District)
2017 Ida B. Wells Freedom and Justice Awardee
Jane C. Garcia
Board Chair, LA SED
2017 Mary Church Terrell Freedom and Justice Awardee
Former United States Attorney General
2017 Great Expectations Awardees
Eastern Michigan University Black Student Union
Eastern Michigan University NAACP Chapter
Angelique Peterson Mayberry
Vice President, Detroit Public Schools Community District School Board
Director, Community Relations, UAW Ford
Other details announced during the press conference include a special tribute by the Freedom Fund Dinner Youth Entertainment Corp highlighting the contributions of women. Tickets for the Detroit Branch NAACP’s 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner are available now. For more information please call (313) 871-2087 or click the link to download ticket, table and sponsorship forms 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.
Click the link Official Press Statement – 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner to read Rev. Anthony’s press statement in its entirety.