Prominent Attorney and Humanitarian, Willie E. Gary Honors the Work and Legacy of the NAACP
Gary Serves as Keynote Speaker at the Liberty County NAACP
66th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
Fort Stewart, GA – Prominent attorney and humanitarian, Willie E. Gary, recently honored the work and legacy of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Gary served as the keynote speaker at the Liberty County 66th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Gary and spoke to an audience of over 300 educators, legal professionals, clergy, business leaders and NAACP supporters at the esteemed Fort Stewart Military Base Officer’s Club. Gary’s words echoed throughout the room as he challenged attendees to continue the pursuit for justice, quality and civil rights. Audience members listened attentively as Gary urged the crowd to lead by example and serve as role models for young boys and girls. He challenged everyone to play a small role in the success of the future generation by equipping them with the necessary resources and tools to succeed in life.
“Many great men and women have sacrificed and fought hard for civil rights. It is only fitting that we celebrate and honor the NAACP for almost 110 years of dedication and service to African American communities throughout the United States,” said Gary. “Thanks to the vision of the NAACP, African Americans have been afforded opportunities our grandparents only dreamed of having. While I am pleased that we have made substantial strides; I am also reminded of the fact that we have a long way to go. It is up to us to embrace the challenge!” continued Gary.
Known for his philanthropic endeavors, Willie Gary and his wife, Gloria Gary, founded The Gary Foundation, which provides college scholarships to at-risk students who wish to attend college. The Gary’s have pledged millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities – including $10 million to their alma mater Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.