Lunch wraps up June 19 events for the Tuscaloosa branch of the NAACP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – An eventful June 19 weekend in Tuscaloosa will wrap up on Monday.

The Tuscaloosa branch of the NAACP held several public events to celebrate Juneteenth this year.

Things kicked off on Thursday with financial literacy forums. The NAACP chapter held a parade and barbecue on Saturday. The final event is a special lunch scheduled for Monday afternoon.

WBRC spoke with the branch president and other supporters about these events.

The chapter plans to spotlight a local woman who played an important role in the civil rights movement. Yvonne Young is a quilter who told stories through her quilts. She is the guest speaker at a noon luncheon at the CA Fredd campus in Shelton State.

“His quilts have been around the world. They tell the story of civil rights. And we want to make sure everyone knows that we have someone of this importance living right here in Tuscaloosa,” explained Lisa Young, president of the Tuscaloosa branch of the NAACP.

Lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m. You need a ticket to attend. Individual tickets are $35. They can be obtained by sending an email to [email protected] Tables are also available for reservation.

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Jennifer C. Burleigh