This year, the Greater Hartford Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is celebrating our 100th Year Anniversary. From 1917 with William Service Bell, the first president of the Branch, to 2017 with President Imam Abdul-Shahid Muhammad Ansari, the current president of the Branch; the Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP has been deeply rooted and entrenched in the Greater Hartford Community. For 100 years, this Branch has been fighting vigorously for the civil rights of all residents in this community.

In celebration of our 100th Year Anniversary, the Greater Hartford Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be hosting our Centennial Membership & Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday, September 22, 2017. The dinner will be held at the Hilton Hartford Hotel located at 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT. The celebration will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.

The keynote speaker of the Greater Hartford Branch NAACPs Centennial Membership & Freedom Fund Dinner will be Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman Emeritus of the National Board of Directors of the NAACP.
Brock served as Vice Chairman of the NAACP National Board from 2001 to 2010. In 2010, she became the youngest person and fourth woman to be elected as the Chairman of the NAACP. She held this position for seven years, until she stepped down in February 2017.

Roslyn M. Brock, has been a recipient of numerous healthcare, community service, and leadership awards. In September 2010, she was listed as Essence magazines 40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World. In 2010, she was honored at Black Entertainment Television (BET) Black Girls Rock, and in 2010 she received the National Urban Leagues Women in Power Award.

Brock, a speaker at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC, currently serves on the Board of Trustees of George Washington University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The LINKS, Inc., and is a Diamond Life Member of the NAACP.
The Greater Hartford Branch NAACPs is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. Our Membership & Freedom Fund Dinner is our primary fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from this event support our Legal Redress, Education, and Political Action Committees. Funds also support our Get Out The Vote initiatives, Back to School Drive, the Mrs. Ella Cromwell Scholarship fund and our Youth Council.
Please join us in celebrating 100 years by attending our Centennial Membership & Freedom Fund Dinner. To purchase tickets email the Branch at greaterhartfordnaacp1@gmail.com, contact President Abdul-Shahid Muhammad Ansari at 860-922-1160, or purchase tickets online with a debit or credit card at www.brownpapertickets.com using the search criteria “Greater Hartford NAACP 100th Freedom Fund”.

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We thank you and we appreciate your support.

“The Greater Hartford NAACP: A Century of Taking A Stand for What We Believe In”

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Press Release: Greater Hartford NAACP 97th Annual Membership & Freedom Fund Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           
August 25, 2014                                                                                                                                                                               
                                          Greater Hartford NAACP 97th Annual Membership & Freedom Fund Dinner (Hartford, CT) –  The Greater Hartford NAACP will be holding our 97th Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday, September 26, 2014, at the Bond Ball Room, located on the 11th Floor of the Hilton Homewood Suites, 338 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT.  The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00p.m. followed by the program and dinner at 7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Reverend Nelson B. Rivers III, Pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church of North Charleston, SC.The Freedom Fund Dinner is the Greater Hartford NAACP signature fundraising of the year. Funds raised from this event will go towards funding our local community programs such as the; Annual Back to School Drive, the Health Fair at Keney Park Day,  and the Ella Cromwell Scholarship. In addition funds support our civil rights initiatives and programs addressing voter registration, discrimination, legal advocacy, and disparities in employment, health, and education. This event is open to the public. To purchase tickets contact President Abdul-Shahid Muhammad Ansari, at (860) 922-1160 or email the Freedom Fund Committee at ghnaacpfreedomfund@gmail.com . In addition you can purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com using search criteria: Greater Hartford Freedom Fund.  We look forward to your support because our SUCCESS relies on your SUPPORT.                                                                                                     ###
Contact: Chiffon King
Email: ghfreedomfund@gmail.com
Direct: (860)365-9110

Website: www.greaterhartfordnaacp.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GreaterHartfordNAACP

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September 26, 2014 – Greater Hartford NAACP 97th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner
Will be held on September 26, 2014, at the Bond Ballroom, 11th Floor, of the Hilton Homewood Suites, located at 338 Asylum St., Hartford, CT,. This event will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:pm the dinner will begin at 7pm. Reverend Nelson B. Rivers, III Pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston, South Carolina will be the guest speaker of the evening. Tickets to this event include a one year membership. Please come out and support as this is the Greater Hartford NAACP signature fundraiser. For ticket or information on placing an ad in the Freedom Fund program booklet email the Freedom Fund committee at ghnaacpfreedomfund@gmail.com. OUR SUCCESS depends on YOUR SUPPORT.

August 22, 2014 – the Greater Hartford NAACP and Hartford Rising 2nd Annual Back to School Kick off Party
Join the Greater Hartford NAACP and Hartford Rising Back to School Kick off Party on Friday August 22, 2014, from 12pm to 6pm, at Clark Street Elementary School, located at 75 Clark Street, Hartford, CT. There will be food, fun, games, activities, and school supply giveaways. The Greater Hartford NAACP is accepting school supplies for this event. For additional information and donation contact  Dan Durant at 860-839-0607.

July 30, 2014 – Greater Hartford NAACP and the Blue Hills Civic Association Sponsor Forum
On Wednesday July 30, 2014, The NAACP of Greater Hartford and The Blue Hills Civic Association will sponsor a forum with Connecticut 2nd Senatorial District candidates; State Senator Eric Coleman, State Representative Doug McCrory, Council President Shawn Wooden, Donna Thompson-Daniel & Len Walker at Sarah J Rawson School located at 260 Holcomb Street, Hartford, CT from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Mr. Edwin Carty will be the Moderator. Questions for candidates will be submitted in advance and presented at the forum by the Moderator. We look forward to your attendance on July 30th.