The Liberty County Chapter of the NAACP will host its 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.
The theme is “Pursing Liberty in the Face of Injustice,” and the speaker for this grand occasion is the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson of Statesboro, president of the Georgia NAACP.
According to NAACP.org, Johnson is pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Pembroke and Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Statesboro. He also is an attorney with the Johnson Firm P.C. Attorneys and Counselors of Law in Statesboro and practices criminal and civil law. Johnson is a Diamond Life member of the NAACP and has worked for the NAACP in a variety of positions, including state legal redress director, state executive director, and southeast regional director.
He earned degrees from Georgia Southern University and a law degree from the University of Georgia, according to NAACP.org, and has served on the political-science and criminal-justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University and taught courses on race and the law, constitutional law and the civil-rights movement.
Johnson also works with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as the vice president of cultural health initiatives.
For additional information about the banquet and ticket information, call Graylan Quarterman, Liberty County NAACP chapter president, at 912-980-6993.