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Harvard Prof. To Speak At Detroit NAACP Fundraiser

DETROIT — Leaders with the Detroit branch of the NAACP have announced author and Harvard University law professor Charles Ogletree Jr. will serve as keynote speaker for the civil rights organization’s annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.

Ogletree was named as the speaker Thursday at the Detroit headquarters for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He founded Harvard’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

The dinner will be held May 4 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. It’s the branch’s largest fundraiser, drawing 10,000 people annually.

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California delivered the keynote last year.

Attorney General Eric Holder gave the 2012 keynote. Other recent speakers have included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., and former President Bill Clinton.

Ogletree was named as the speaker Thursday at the Detroit headquarters for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He founded Harvard’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

The dinner will be held May 4 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. It’s the branch’s largest fundraiser, drawing 10,000 people annually.

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California delivered the keynote last year.

Attorney General Eric Holder gave the 2012 keynote. Other recent speakers have included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., and former President Bill Clinton.

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