Lest we forget: Civil Rights Act the focus of NAACP banquet

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The Volusia County Daytona Beach 41st Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet was held June 14 at the Hilton Beach Oceanfront Resort. Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the National Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Under Law was the guest speaker.

The banquet brought out community leaders, including Rep. Dwayne Taylor, left, and Volusia County Council member Joyce Cusack, far right.

The banquet brought out community leaders, including Rep. Dwayne Taylor, left, and Volusia County Council member Joyce Cusack, far right.

The theme this year was “The NAACP and the Passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: 50 Years Later.”

140619_dt_front02bArnwine has been a fighter for critical justice issues, including the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which among others allowed parties to obtain jury trials, and recover compensatory and punitive damages among lawsuits involving intentional discrimination.

Legendary singer Shirley Murdock provided the evening’s entertainment.

Funds from the event will go toward the NAACP’s programs for youth.

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