PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - The Phenix City-Russell County NAACP presented its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday night at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Phenix City.
The event is the first major fundraiser for the organization and helps raise money for local branches to get out into the community, organizers said.
The banquet featured keynote speaker Minister Edward DuBose, a national NAACP board member and former president of the Columbus NAACP chapter.
President of the Phenix City – Russell County NAACP Michael Sterling says the fundraiser is key to helping the organization accomplish its goals.
"This is the kick-off for us as we re-brand the branch and re-organize this branch. This is our first major fundraiser," Sterling said.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.