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Mathews NAACP to hold Freedom Fund dinner on Oct. 1

The Mathews NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 176 Lovers Lane, Mathews.

Michael Paul Williams, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will be the guest speaker. Williams joined the Richmond Times-Dispatch staff in 1982 and became a columnist for the paper in 1992, the first African-American to hold that position. In 2021, Williams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his writing about the protest movements in Richmond in the wake of the murder of George Floyd leading to the removal of many Confederate monuments.

Williams is a graduate of Virginia Union University with a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Tickets are $50 each. They can be purchased at the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center, 239 Main Street or by emailing

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