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NAACP Announces Plans For Freedom Fund Banquet

By Natalie Potts
By npotts@wbbjtv.com

The local branch of the NAACP is now planning for one of their biggest events to be held in Jackson.

The Jackson- Madison County branch announced the dates of their 49th annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Tuesday.

The banquet is in honor of Reverend Ben E. Cox, who is well known form being an original Freedom Riders back in the 1960's.

The NAACP was founded back in 1909 and is considered to be the largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the United States.

" We hear about the discrimination on jobs... issues with unequal pay.. issues with unequal justice within our criminal Justice System, all of these things fall on NAACP, " said Harrell Carter, president of the Jackson-Madison County branch of the NAACP.

Organizers said their annual banquet is what helps raise the funds for the organization.

The banquet will be on May 27 at 6 p.m. at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Tickets are on sale now.
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