The Duluth branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to unify communities across the country, including right here in our own region.
Friday night members of the organization's Duluth branch celebrated the group's accomplishments at their 2018 Freedom Fund Dinner.
Organizers of the event say it's their mission to live in a society where everyone has equal rights, without discrimination based on race.
"Overwhelming, highly emotional right now. Overwhelming, and I am very pleased that everyone came out here to support this dinner. We love the support and everyone else who is here who lives in Duluth as well. We are one community," NAACP Duluth Branch President, Stephan Witherspoon, said.
The NAACP was founded in 1909, and is known as the nation's oldest and most recognized grassroots based civil rights organization.