Augusta Branch of NAACP Holds 35th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Saturday, May 23, 2009 11:00 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 11:44 PM
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The Augusta Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its 35th annual Freedom Fund Banquet tonight.

The banquet was held in conjunction with the NAACP's centennial celebration.

Edward O. Dubose, the president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, was the guest speaker at the event at Doubletree Hotel. He encouraged members to work together in harmony and “lace up their boots and start fighting for freedom.”

Dr. Charles J. Smith Sr., the president of the Augusta branch, made several presentations, including the Drum Major for Justice Award to Mr. Dubose for his service throughout Georgia and silver and gold membership awards.

Augusta Commissioner Betty Beard presented a proclamation to the Augusta Chapter declaring May 23, 2009 as the Augusta Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Centennial Celebration Day.

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apex24 05/25/09 - 02:40 pm
What will be said at these

What will be said at these meetings is not to trust the white man. Not one thing will be said about the black crime in America.

beme 05/25/09 - 05:37 pm
What would happen if we

What would happen if we started a National Association For The Advancement Of White People ??????

voiceofconcern 05/25/09 - 06:10 pm
the NAACP is historically, a

the NAACP is historically, a fine organization. as a member, in recent years, the thrust has never been to "not trust white people." and yes, the crime issue in black communities has been addressed and often. and for the record, there have been many pro-Caucasian organizations with "white people" as part of the acronyn. Still we rise ... We are All Americans ... never forget our Patriotic forefathers who fought so hard to keep us all free, in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. On this Memorial Day, we memorialize our great men and women of the military ... white, black, red, Hispanic, multi-ethnic. We remain a Great Nation ... we are THE U.S.A.

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