Grammy Award-winning artist Renee Elise Goldsberry to perform at the 32nd Annual National Equal Justice Awards Dinner

Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization.

eiTony and Grammy Award-winning artist Renee Elise Goldsberry (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”) will perform at the 32nd Annual National Equal Justice Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 1 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, the NAACPLegal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) announced today.

TV and radio personality Jacque Reid (NBC “New York Live;” “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” “Reid This Reid That” podcast) will serve as emcee.

Goldsberry’s performance will complement the event’s theme of “Justice. Equality. Democracy” and round out an evening of tributes to several distinguished champions of justice: Bryan Stevenson (Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative); Dr. P. Roy Vagelos (Chairman of the Board, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.); Diana Vagelos (Vice Chairman of Barnard Board of Trustees and Vice President/Treasurer of the Marianthi Foundation, Inc.); U.W. Clemon(Alabama’s first African-American federal judge); and Marian Wright Edelman(Founder/President of the Children’s Defense Fund).

Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957-although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights.

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