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Local NAACP Holds Freedom Fund Banquet

Local leaders and East Texans gathered, Saturday night for the annual NAACP's Freedom Fund Banquet.  This year's theme was Together We can In 2008.  The banquet raises money for the NAACP's administration, allowing them to help people in the community, especially our youth who don't always have a voice.  

"Many times younger people don't have a place to go to when they need help, but we will speak for them because they are not speaking for themselves," said Tyler/Smith County NAACP President Ernest Deckard.  "We are not attorneys, but we are speaking for them with their local concerns, and it's a place where they can come and feel comfortable."  This was the NAACP's 61st annual banquet.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com


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