The Akron NAACP 100th Anniversary Freedom Fund Gala: Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. William Barber II

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of service to the Akron community.  Rev. Dr William Barber, II will be our featured keynote speaker.
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Malcolm & Crystal Costa & Nick & Cindy Browning are proud to serve as honorary co-chairs for the Akron NAACP 100th Anniversary Freedom Fund Gala. Please join us for this momentous occasion!

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This year’s Theme is:

“When We Fight – We Win.”

It is our hope you will join us as we recognize and honor the historic journey of the Akron NAACP.The Akron NAACP 100th Anniversary Freedom Fund Gala will held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5:00, at the The John S. Knight Center, 77 E Mill Street, Akron, Ohio.

Supporting sponsors-to-date include the following:

Akron Public Schools
Community Action Akron Summit
Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
The Reporter
Socially Good TV
Summa Health
Huntington Bank
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.(Xi Chi Chapter)


The NAACP Freedom Fund began in 1953 to intensify efforts to complete the job of emancipation and will continue until the job is complete.

The NAACP, one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the United States history, was founded in 1909 serving individuals regardless of race, creed or color. The mission of the NAACP remains to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. In light of the current social climate in America we need to stand together more than ever.

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