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Baltimore City State’s Attorney-elect Marilyn Mosby.

(Baltimore, MD) The Baltimore City Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, MD.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney-elect Marilyn Mosby will deliver the keynote address at this year’s banquet.  Mrs. Mosby defeated the incumbent State’s Attorney in the Democratic Party primary in June and was the only candidate on the ballot for the general election earlier this week.  She is a former Assistant State’s Attorney and clerked in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Boston, MA and Washington, D.C.

“We’re excited to welcome Marilyn Mosby to deliver our keynote address following her election this past Tuesday,” said Tessa Hill-Aston, President of the Baltimore City NAACP.  “We look forward to hearing her vision for the criminal justice system in Baltimore and hope she gives us a call to action to help her be successful in pursuing justice, fairness and equity.”

The Annual Freedom Fund Banquet is the local organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and gives the branch the opportunity to honor citizens for their outstanding contributions to the community.

The 2014 Baltimore City NAACP Honorees:

  • Helen Dale, longtime Community and Women’s Rights Activist – Humanitarian Award
  • Earl William Nesbitt, Veteran and Veterans Advocate (Posthumous) – Service Award
  • Marshall Klein, ShopRite – Distinguished Business Award
  • Command Sergeant Major (RET) Wilson J. Thornton Jr. – Service Award
  • Past Department Commander Leroy E. Thornton – Service Award
  • Del. Jill Carter, Member Maryland General Assembly – Community Award
  • Carlton Gordon, Baltimore City NAACP Executive Committee – Presidential Award
  • Patricia Frazier, longtime Minority Business Advocate – Distinguished Business Award
  • Lance Lucas, Technology Business Leader and Community Advocate – Community Leader Award

VIP, Honorees, Sponsors and Media Invitation-Only

President’s Reception will be held @ 5 pm

Tickets are $100 and the proceeds from the banquet go to fund many of the local branch’s programs for the Baltimore community. For additional information regarding corporate and non-profit sponsorships, contact Joseph Aston, 443-226-9459, joenaacp@yahoo.com