Freedom Fund Banquet press release

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO NAACP 2019 ANNUAL BANQUET THEME: “WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN” ARTIST/ACTIVIST BREE NEWSOME IS KEYNOTE SPEAKER CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel, located at 1 Europa Drive in Chapel Hill. Keynote speaker Bree Newsome is an artist and justice activist who gained national attention in 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol and lowered the confederate flag. Soon after that, South Carolina officially removed the flag from state grounds. “I’m honored to shar

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Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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