NAACP Members Hold Annual Banquet: 100 Years Of History

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Sep 11, 2009 at 11:15 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Members of the Fort Wayne chapter of the NAACP are celebrating a milestone Friday.

The annual "Freedom Fund Banquet" is a fundraiser marking the 100th anniversary of the organization, which champions for racial equality and social responsibility.

The keynote speaker said the group still has a lot of work to do.

Bishop Vashti McKenzie with the African Methodist Episcopal Church says, "We've come a long way, but there's still a long, long way to go. We want to be sure that the future of our children will be able to live in the freedom of America the way that our grandparents dreamed."

Bishop McKenzie also serves as one of President Obama's spiritual advisors.

Indiana's NewsCenter was a proud sponsor, of Friday’s event.

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