82nd Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, Jr. to Keynote Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Eric Holder will bring the keynote address at the Annual Dr. George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Banquet which will be held on Friday, October 25 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This is the 42nd year of the annual event which is presented by the Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The event will also celebrate the branch’s 85th Anniversary of serving Fort Worth and Tarrant County. This year’s theme is JUSTICE – THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY FOR ALL

Mr. Holder served as Attorney General from February 2009 to April 2015. As the third longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office, Mr. Holder is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. In 2014, Time magazine named Mr. Holder to its list of 100 Most Influential People, noting that he had “worked tirelessly to ensure equal justice.”

Estella Williams, President of Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch NAACP, stated “It’s both a privilege and honor to have Mr. Holder as our keynote speaker. He is a true champion of Justice for ALL.”

Before his service as Attorney General, Mr. Holder maintained a wide-ranging investigations and litigation practice at Covington & Burling LLP. Among numerous significant engagements, he led the firm’s representation of a major multi-national agricultural company in related civil, criminal, and investigative matters; acted as counsel to a special investigative committee of the board of directors of a Fortune 50 technology company and represented several life sciences companies in litigation.
Including his tenure as Attorney General, Mr. Holder has served in government for more than thirty years, having been appointed to various positions requiring U.S. Senate confirmation by Presidents Obama, Clinton and Reagan.

Start time for the banquet is 6:45 at the Round-Up Inn in the Will Rogers Memorial Center located at 3400 Burnett Dr. 76107. Sponsorship packages are currently available. Additional information can be obtained by emailing ftw.naacp.info@gmail.com or calling 817-338-8919. Individual tickets will
be available Thursday, August 15 th via Eventbrite, Facebook.com/NAACPFWTC/ or the branch website: https://naacpfwtc.org.

For 110 years, the NAACP has worked to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch was chartered on July 9, 1934. The Freedom Fund Banquet is the branch’s annual fundraiser.

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