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NAACP honors Liberty County election supervisor
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The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP honored Ella Golden as one of its "Women of Distinction," at the 13th Annual Freedom Fund Gala at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta.
Golden was selected because of her tireless work as interim supervisor of elections for the Liberty County Voters Registration and Elections office. She is the first African-American to serve in that capacity. Golden was "very surprised" to receive the letter from the state NAACP that informed her of her award. Her daughter, grandson and many members of the Liberty County NAACP were in attendance. She is a native of Liberty County and is a graduate of Draughon's College and Savannah Technical College. Golden has been a Liberty County employee for 33 years and has held a number of positions since 1974. She is married to John Golden, Jr. and they have four children and 12 grandchildren.
Golden and the other awardees were highlighted during the program and presented with a unique crystal award. They were later treated to a musical tribute by a local jazz band. Other honorees included: Liberty County native, and award winning journalist, anchor and reporter for WTOC-TV, Dawn Baker, the Honorable Shirley Franklin, mayor of Atlanta, and Martina Davis-Correia, chair of Amnesty International USA's program to abolish the death penalty, amongst others.  
The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP was founded in 1953 and membership is open to all people. The NAACP invites any Liberty County citizen or company, who shares our mission to consider membership. Membership applications are available on-line at: or by calling 912-884-7334.

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