Morristown civil rights activist Felicia Jamison, Pastor Jerry M. Carter Jr. of Morristown’s Calvary Baptist Church, and Black Lives Matter Morris County founders Jerry Carter III and T’Anna Kimbrough are among the scheduled honorees at Friday’s gala of the Morris County Branch of the NAACP.
Here’s more, from the organization.
From the Morris County branch of the NAACP:
DINNER, DANCING AND DISTINGUISHED HONOREES.
MORRIS COUNTY NAACP BRANCH TO HOST ITS 86TH ANNIVERSARY GALA AT THE HISTORIC FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY MADISON CAMPUS!
The Morris County Branch of the NAACP will be hosting its 86th Anniversary Gala at the Fairleigh Dickinson Madison Campus, where members will honor distinguished mavens, who tirelessly serve their community. Cocktail hour, a DJ, fine dining and program will be provided to guests.
The Morris County Branch NAACP will be hosting its 86th Anniversary Gala at the beautiful Twombly Mansion, former country estate of Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton Twombly, located in the beautiful Olmsted-designed Fairleigh Dickinson Madison Campus on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
Starting at 6:30 pm, guests will be greeted with a delicious and engaging cocktail hour, followed by fine cuisine by Gourmet Dining, and then they can dance the night away to the musical entertainment of DJ Gil & Gil. Morris County NAACP members are super excited to celebrate with their community!
In celebration, preparation and inspiration for the economic development and advancement of people of color, they are honoring beacons in the Garden State who have planned a path of success and community service, stayed the course and shined a light on that path for this and future generations to see.
John Harmon, founder and president of the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ will be the Keynote Speaker, revealing pearls of wisdom and triumph to all who attend.
Among honored guests is Preston Pickett, chairman and CEO of City National Bank, and Ryland Anderson, 2017 NJ State Conference Soldier of Valor Award Recipient; Rev. Dr. Jerry M. Carter. Jr., senior pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown.
Jerry Carter III and T’Anna Kimbrough, founders of Black Lives Matter Morris County will be honored with this year’s Community Service Leaders Award, and Timothy Brown, president of NJSCNAACP Youth and College Division, will be taking home the Leadership and Scholarship Award.
A group of organizations of Social Justice Leaders that held a workshop at Morristown High School to view Ava Duverney’s “13th” and Congressional Internships will be receiving awards that night as well.
Finally, historian, philanthropist, artist and entrepreneur Dr. Felicia Jamison will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Morris County Branch NAACP invites you to learn and be inspired by these amazing honorees, celebrate 86 years of their work towards the advancement and equality for people of color and to contribute to their ongoing efforts in your community.
Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for people under 21 years of age. Please see the attached flyer for contact information.
About the NAACP: Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. While much of NAACP history is chronicled in books, articles, pamphlets and magazines, the true movement lies in the faces–-the diverse multiracial army of ordinary women and men from every walk of life, race and class–-united to awaken the consciousness of a people and a nation. The NAACP will remain vigilant in its mission until the promise of America is made real for all Americans.