• NAACP holds second annual Freedom Fund banquet to raise money
By Linda Green

African Americans, people of color and anyone who cares about justice and equality answered the call to be unmovable in being the voice to those who cannot speak for themselves on Friday, June 20.
Three-hundred people from across the CSRA and Aiken, S.C. came together for a “freedom” dinner to help raise funds that will enable them, through the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to stand firm in the fight for fulfillment of rights for all people.
Sitting around tables at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School, the men and women responded to calls for action during the second “Freedom Fund” banquet of the McDuffie County Branch of the NAACP.
Under the banner of “We Shall Not Be Moved,” speakers challenged the crowd to stick to the belief and path of the foreparents of yesterday in the quest for liberty, equality and justice for all.
“They stood in the face of all kinds of danger but were firm and vigilant,” said the Rev. David Walker, branch president, as he said the NAACP’s mission has been unchanged since it began 105 years ago.
“We are saying to the country and world that we too, in this generation, will not be moved. We are still going to stand on the wall and fight for those things that are ours by right.”
The mission is to eradicate injustice, whether it is social, educational, political, economic or criminal. “It is to eradicate all of those evils in our society,” the president said.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, June 26, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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