NAACP Hosts Freedom Fund Banquet

The Meridian-Lauderdale County branch of the NAACP celebrated its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday night.

The event is the only fundraiser during the year for the local chapter.

"What we hope to achieve is to get the funds in so that we can continue on for our struggle to fight for freedoms for all United States citizens," said president Shirley Lyttle.

The guest speaker was the Honorable Yvonne Brown, the country's first African-American female Republican mayor.