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Robinson to keynote annual NAACP King Day banquet Jan. 21

SoVaNow.com / January 02, 2013
The Mecklenburg County NAACP Chapter will sponsor its annual Freedom Fund/Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Banquet on Monday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 7166, South Hill.

The speaker will be Bruce E. Robinson, a retired U. S. Army Major General and full-time lawyer. His 37-year military career spanned his appointment to West Point, Class of 1970, to his retirement from command of the 98th Division (Institutional Training) in 2007. His personal history coincides with the country’s emergence from the segregationist policies of the 1940s and 1950s, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, to the recent re-election of the United States’ first African-American President, Barack Obama.

Robinson is the author of two books: “Day Work to Duty” which illustrates how one man was able to achieve success by utilizing all of his gifts and the support of his family and friends. It is an inspiring story of a remarkable man. “Diversified Onyx” is the story of a family banded with the colors of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas before Columbus.

Robinson lives in Virginia with his family and sometimes can be seen running around Southside Virginia.

Tickets for this event are $25 for adults (children 17 and under, $10). For further information or to purchase a ticket, please contact Virginia B. Fenty, (434) 374-3946; Everette Burwell (434) 374-2660; Rhoena Brown (434) 372-3852; Maggie kiah (434) 636-2783; Mary Winckler (434) 447-8004; Shirley Moreland (434) 447-4824; Annie Russell (434) 689-2354; Lacy Marks (434)636-2881 or any member of the Mecklenburg County NAACP.

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