Fort Worth, TX (2023) – NAACP Fort Worth Tarrant County will host its 46th Annual George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Celebration at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, October 20 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom (1300 Commerce Street, Ft. Worth 76102). Individual tickets and sponsorship packages are now available at or

This year’s theme is: “The Power of Strategic Advocacy” and will feature Bishop Dr. William J. Barber II, the founding Director of the Center for Public Theology & Public Policy at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Barber served as president of the North Carolina NAACP from 2006 2017 and on the National NAACP Board of Directors from 2008-2020. He is the architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement that gained national acclaim in 2013 with its Moral Monday protests at the North Carolina General Assembly. In 2015, he established Repairers of the Breach to train communities in moral movement building through the Moral Political Organizing Leadership Institute and Summit Trainings (MPOLIS). In 2018, he co-anchored the relaunch of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival— reviving the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign organized by SCLS, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., worker’s rights movement, women’s rights movement,
religious leaders, and people of all races to fight poverty in the U.S. Advocacy is the
foundation of the NAACP. “This year’s Freedom Fund Celebration will feature the
organization’s achievements over the past year and how through advocacy it continues to
effect positive change.

As a non-partisan association, we partner with organizations to provide voter registration and voter education; work with local law enforcement on critical matters affecting our communities; promote education and provide scholarships; advise and make recommendations to groups that represent various sectors of the community including the Arts, Environmental Injustices and Civil Rights. We are thrilled to have Bishop Dr. Barber share with us ways to strengthen our efforts through strategic advocacy,” said Estella
Williams, president, Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP.

Individuals and organizations looking to attend or sponsor the event may purchase tickets at or through Questions regarding the tickets and the sponsorship packet may be directed to Lorraine Miller at About the NAACP Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch Chartered in 1934, the NAACP (Founded in 1909) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. To learn more about the NAACP Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch visit

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