Watch: Hundreds gathered for return of NAACP Detroit Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 20:22:11-04

(WXYZ) — Hundreds gathered at the TCF Center on Sunday night as the NAACP Detroit chapter hosts the Fight for Freedom Fund dinner, which didn't happen in-person last year due to COVID-19.

The theme for this year's dinner, according to NAACP Detroit President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, was "Don't rest on your freedom."

Marcia Fudge, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was the keynote speaker for the event.

Rep. Joyce Betty from Ohio was honored with the Ida B. Wells Freedom & Justice Award.

Several other awards were handed out as well.