October 6, 2021

NAACP is holding their 67th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

Lacey “G Souldier” Turner
Local Movie/Entertainment Blogger

"I want my people to know I served and fought for them to have opportunities.” - Jackie Denise (Croffett)

A night of awards and fundraising from a historic organization.

Winners of the NAACP – E. St. Louis Branch ACT-SO Competition

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand, located at 800 Washington Ave.  St. Louis MO, 63101. The Freedom Fund Awards Banquet will be held in the Grand Majestic Ballroom; doors open at 5:30 pm, and seating for VIP’s reception opens at 4:30 pm.

Ever year, each NAACP branch is encouraged to hold one of these banquets to raise funds for the organization. This year’s theme is Economic Equity and the Real Black Market. Due to Covid-19 in 2020, the banquet was held virtually.

More over, in attendance, there will be East St Louis Branch President Stanley Franklin, banquet Chair Senator Christopher Belt of the (57th district of Illinois) and James E. Williams Jr. the President and CEO of Estel foods. The youth will serve as greeters, the host, and the hostess, and help to pass out awards as well.

“I hope in my lifetime, I get the opportunity to be a part of the change that absolutely needs to happen for black and brown people. I am hopeful by being a part of the NAACP, I can help move the needle of progress” – Jackie Denise (Croffett)

A woman with a plan.

In addition, Jackie Denise (Croffett), will be bringing awareness to this event; a woman that has always been an advocate for helping her black and brown people. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, she grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood in Lansing Michigan.

Jackie at 13, came back to the community of East St. Louis to make a difference. Jackie’s hard work, education and dedication throughout the years earned her a background in both Legal and Special Education while also helping out the neighborhoods.

In 2002, Jackie joined the NAACP. The organization was formed in New York City by Black and White activists, partially in response to the ongoing violence against African Americans around the country. There are over 2200 Branches across the United States. 

Jackie is a member of the NAACP East St Louis branch. She is part of the Political Action Committee and is also co-chair of the Hospitality Committee alongside Lillie Tate. Their focus is on working with the youth, training them to serve in the community and at various events.

For tickets, call 314.669.1733 or got to https://www.estlnaacp.org/events.html

66th Annual East St. Louis, IL Freedom Fund Awards Ceremony 2020

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