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Eleven Black Men set scholarship dinner for March 18
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County mentor youth through school. - photo by Stock photo

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the details of the 23rd annual Eleven Black Men of Liberty County Scholarship Banquet, which will be at 7 p.m. March 18 at Club Stewart.

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County was established in 1991 to address concerns for the plight of young African American men in the community. The organization works to provide an educational, social, financial and spiritual stimulus to make them want to excel.

This year’s banquet theme, "I am my brother’s keeper," promotes uplifting one another," Eleven Black Men President Mitchell Boston said. "We teach our young men the importance of knowing their value, thus enabling them to be an asset to themselves and their community."

The banquet is both a fundraising event and opportunity for the young men to interact with the community from which they receive support. It will be semi-formal and tickets cost $45. The keynote speaker is Dr. Valya Lee, superintendent of the Liberty County School System.

"It is my pleasure and my honor to have been chosen as the keynote speaker for the Eleven Black Men of Liberty County’s annual banquet," Lee said. "In keeping with the organizations selected theme for the event, I hope to impress upon those in attendance the need for each of us to be willing to accept responsibility for the development and welfare of others. Expressly stated in Proverbs 27:17, ‘As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.’"

Tickets for the event are available now. To find out more about the organization visit its Facebook page as Elevenblackmen or email

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