The auburn/cayuga NAACP events:
The Auburn/Cayuga branch is dedicated to providing the community with the proper information to continue the work of our “Game Changers.”
Annual events such as the Freedom Fund Gala, The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Millennium Luncheon, the School Supply Give-a-way.
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CNY Freedom Fund Dinner
The Auburn NAACP chapter, along with our NAACP brothers and sisters in Syracuse/Onondaga and Rome, N.Y. gathered to pursue justice and defeat hate!
The Event Featured Guests…
PURPOSE OF THE FREEDOM FUND BANQUET
The NAACP Freedom Fund began in 1953 (on a national level) as a ten-year program to intensify efforts to complete the job of emancipation. Near the culmination of this effort, Medgar W. Evers, a heroic NAACP Mississippi Field Secretary, was killed by an assassin’s bullet. This prompted the NAACP Chairman Bishop Stephen Spottswood to pay tribute to this gallant warrior at the NAACP Convention in Chicago, Illinois in July 1963. He did so by proclaiming that the NAACP Fighting Fund for Freedom will continue until the job of emancipating our people is complete.
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