Bronx Branch NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner Dance 

Bronxites are invited to the Bronx Branch NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner Dance on Friday, April 24, 2015, 7 PM – 1 AM at the Eastwood Manor Catering Hall.

Bronx Branch NAACP chairman Biarni Burke says the Freedom Fund Dinner honors local community and business leaders.

The NAACP Freedom Fund began in 1953 (on a national level) as a ten-year program to intensify efforts to complete the job of black emancipation. Near the culmination of this effort, Medgar W. Evers, a heroic NAACP Mississippi Field Secretary, was killed by an assassin’s bullet. Ever’s death prompted the NAACP National Chairman Bishop Stephen Spottswood to pay tribute to him and his heroism at the NAACP Convention in Chicago, Illinois in July 1963. Bishop Spoottswood did so by proclaiming that “the NAACP Fighting Fund for Freedom will continue until the job of emancipating our people is complete.”

The Freedom Fund banquet includes a Buffet Dinner; Open Bar; Music & Dance.

Eastwood Manor is located at 3371 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10469. Tickets are: Adults, $85; Children (age 12 & under) $65 – at the door only.

A one-year membership to the NAACP is included in purchase of ticket, if purchasers choose to start or renew membership. 

For Tickets contact:
Carrie Taft, Tickets Chair – 917-226-7960
Helen Hines, Tickets Co-Chair – 347-969-9104 

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