The Sedalia/Pettis County branch of the NAACP wishes to thank all those who made this year’s Freedom Fund Banquet a success. Because of the generous support of local sponsors, we were able to award two college scholarships to deserving young people from the area. We will also be able to continue to work toward the NAACP’s purpose: To guarantee that the Constitutional rights of all Americans are honored and that equality before the law becomes a reality for all Americans.
We particularly want to thank Deacon James Shipley, a former Tuskegee Airman, for his inspiring presentation. The information he shared about his experiences as a pilot moved everyone in the audience, and his advice to young people to get an education and stay away from drugs and alcohol was pertinent and important.
Thank you again,
Rhonda Chalfant, Ph.D.
President, Sedalia/Pettis County Branch