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Don Lemon To Headline Naacp Memphis Freedom Fund Celebration

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Local chapter unveils guest speaker, theme and event date for annual fundraiser

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Amzeal -- The NAACP Memphis Branch is proud to announce that Don Lemon, award-winning journalist and former host of CNN's Don Lemon Tonight, will serve as the keynote speaker for its annual Freedom Fund Celebration.  This year's theme is, "This is Power," and the celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023, with the reception starting at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Halloran Center for Performing Arts & Education, located at 203 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103.

Don Lemon has won a variety of distinguished awards for his work, which has spanned nearly three decades, including an Edward R. Murrow award, multiple Emmys and a Peabody award, among others.  In addition to CNN, Lemon has served as an anchor and correspondent at the NBC and MSNBC television networks, as well as at local stations in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis.

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"We are thrilled to have Don Lemon join us for this year's Freedom Fund Gala," said President of NAACP Memphis Branch, Van Turner.  "His dedication to journalism and his commitment to social justice make him the perfect choice to speak at our event.  We look forward to hearing his insights and being inspired by his words."

The NAACP Memphis Branch's Freedom Fund Celebration is an annual event that raises funds to support the organization's programs and initiatives to promote social justice and equality.  This year's gala promises to be a night to remember, with inspiring speeches and musical performances.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now.  To learn more, contact the NAACP Memphis Branch at (901) 521-1343 or visit www.naacpmemphis.org.

Latrivia Welch

Source: NAACP Memphis
Filed Under: Non-profit

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