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News release from the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch:

NAACP Upcoming Events

NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 invites the community-at-large to participate in their upcoming events:


NAACP Sundays in Memorial Park, 3:00-9:00 pm (Sundays, August 4, 11, 18, 25) at Memorial Park, 2301 Maumee Ave (Washington Blvd/Maumee at Glasgow)

Join us in the park as a part of our Back to School, Stay in School Program in partnership with Fort Wayne Community Schools, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Indiana Tech, and Ivy Tech Community College. Activities will include Academic Readiness and Success Strategies Workshops and Handouts, Entertainment (The Ricky Bratton Band, Steppers Workshop), games, and more. Learn more about our branch which is comprised of 100% volunteers and our community service initiatives. For 104 years, NAACP has been comprised of multi-ethnic and multi-religion community activists focusing on equality of rights for all persons.

On August 11 activities will include: Parent and Student information sessions

  • Parent Involvement tips
  • 21st Century Scholars criteria pathway to success
  • SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere)
  • College Tours info
  • College application tips


  • 3:00 pm Steppers demonstration and workshop Albert Crowder, Angela Shaw, & other Alpha-Omega Club participants. Learn from the best — for the young and young at heart !
  • The Ricky Bratton Band


NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Youth Council #3721 Meeting – Open to the public. Tuesday, August 13, 6:00-7:30 pm, Pontiac Branch Library. For info, contact Sheila Campbell, NAACP Youth Council Advisor, at


Women in NAACP (WIN) are hosting 3rd Annual Back to School (BTS) Supplies Giveaway at the 3rd Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival on Saturday, August 17th at McMillen Park. Donations of school supplies are requested and can be given to any WIN member. Co-Sponsors and Partners are Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Theta Upsilon Lambda Chapter; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter; Martin Luther King Jr. Club, Inc.; and The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Tau Nu Chapter. For more info, contact Debbie Powers (WIN BTS Coordinator) at 438-1178 or


Black College Club Meeting – Join us for the planning of November College Tour. Saturday, August 17, 2:00 pm, Frontier Communications Building, 303 E. Berry St


NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch #3049 Membership Meeting on Thursday, August 22, 7:00-8:00 pm, Downtown ACPL, Room C. Open to community and those interested in the mission of the 104 year-old organization: to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.


50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally “Jobs, Justice, and Freedom;” Saturday, August 24, 8:00-4:00 pm, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

National Conveners: Martin Luther King, III & Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network. Co-Convened by: AFSCME, AFT, APRI, HRC, LCCR, NAACP, NBJC, SCLC, SEIU, NCBW, NOW, NUL, NCNW, NCBCP and The King Center (List in Formation). Open To the Public.

Get on the bus and leave the worry of driving to us. We will be traveling on a chartered bus, departing Fort Wayne at 5:00 pm Friday evening, August 23, 2013 from the Anthis Career Center parking lot, 1200 Barr St. As we get closer to DC on Saturday morning. there will be an extended stop allowing us time to freshen up and/or change clothing, if you wish,(you should store your change of clothing and whatever else you may need, on the bus, not under it). After arriving in Vienna, VA, on Saturday morning, August 24, 2013, we will go to the Metro Station located near the hotel where we will be staying overnight and ride the subway to the National Mall. We will go to the Lincoln Memorial for a rally scheduled for 8 am Saturday morning. The march will follow the rally; going from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The Rally and March are scheduled for 8am-4 pm.

After the march we will make our way back to the bus, via the subway, go to our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn – Tysons Corner, and check in. The remainder of the day/evening can be spent as you please. Sunday morning, August 25, 2013, after eating breakfast (full breakfast buffet, optional for $10), can be purchased at the hotel, check-out and depart for the return trip to Fort Wayne. We should arrive here by or before midnight Sunday night.

Bus transportation cost is $150.00 per person and includes:

Round trip transportation, provided by American Heritage Trails, bus drivers tip, a pre-purchased Obama 2013 Commemorative souvenir SmartTrip Card pre-loaded with a One Day Unlimited Trip Metrorail Pass (the card is like a credit card and it can be reloaded, so if you are ever in the area again and plan to ride the metro, it can be used again), T-shirts, and other amenities.

All bus reservations must be made with full payment. The payment is non-refundable but it can be transferred. Include your name/s and contact information with payment. Deadline for payment is August 14, 2013. Send a certified check or money order payable to:

Fort Wayne NAACP #3049 and mail it to:

Fort Wayne NAACP #3049 Bus Trip
1307 E Lewis St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Rooms have been blocked at the Hilton Garden Inn – Tysons Corner, in Vienna, VA. You are responsible for making your room reservation, (if you will be rooming with one or more persons, only one of you need to make the reservation). The hotel will allow up to 4 people in a room. The toll -free number is 1-877-782-9444. Rooms are being held under Fort Wayne NAACP #3049. Please reference this booking code when calling to make your reservation.

Room costs are as follows (tax has been added in):

1 person = $77.28

2 people = $38.64 / person

3 persons =-$25.76 / person

4 persons = $19.32 / person

Tentative Deadline for room reservations is: August 14, 2013

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Gail Littlejohn at or (260)744-5973

Sheila Campbell at (260)740-7810


“Remembering Medgar Evers: Our Future of Equity and Justice” 2013 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet on Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:00-9:00 pm, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell. The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 extends a gracious and enthusiastic invitation for you to join us as we celebrate a year of firsts, our programs, our community impact, and local community activists and partners. To kick off our celebration we have secured as our illustrious Keynote Speaker, the dynamic and incomparable Kim Keenan, Esq., National NAACP General Counsel. Ms. Keenan was a regularly featured “attorney” on the first season of Fox’s “Power of Attorney” television show. She has been a commentator for Fox News and has appeared on Fox’s legal program “Dayside.” In July 2003, she served as a Guest Host on CNN’s Sunday Morning Legal Show “Attorney-At-Law.” She has also appeared on C-SPAN, Court TV, Fox News and numerous radio programs. Ms. Keenan’s commitment to the community extends beyond the legal profession. She is a member of the Capitol City Chapter of the Links, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. To view her bio, click on .

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For additional info, contact Freedom Fund Chair, Sheila Campbell at or (260) 740-7810


NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Youth Council #3721 Meeting on Monday, September 16, 6:00-7:30 pm, Pontiac Branch Library. Open to the public. For info, contact Sheila Campbell, NAACP Youth Council Advisor, at (260) 740-7810 or


NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch #3049 Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 pm, Downtown ACPL, Room C. Open to community and those interested in the mission of the 104 year-old organization: to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.



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