(WXYZ) — The Detroit branch NAACP 67th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinnerwas held on Sunday, May 1.
The dinner began at 5 p.m. at Huntington Place in Detroit with the formal program starting around 6 p.m.
Organizers say the Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner is the largest sit down dinner of its kind in the world.
Watch the program below:
The event’s theme this year was “freedom is expensive, but tyranny is unaffordable.”
Many celebrities were expected to be in attendance this year, including Elise Neal of the Black Hamptons, Annie Llonzeh of Chicago Fire, Lamman Rucker, star of Greenleaf, Chris Spencer, comedian, writer, director, creator of Kevin Hart’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, Scott Evans, host of Access Hollywood, Tobias Truvillion, of Equal Standard and Empire, and Angela Yee of the Breakfast Club radio show.
Past speakers at the event have included then Vice President Joe Biden, then Sen. Kamala Harris, then Sen. Barack Obama and many more.