SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), celebrating 100 years of service and advocacy, will host an Historical Exhibit at the California State Fair that will run for 17 days.
The historical exhibit features a photo and video gallery highlighting the significant accomplishments over the past 100 years across the country and here in Sacramento.
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for the exhibit at the state fair at 6:00 p.m., on Friday, July 8, inside of Building A. An opening day concert starts at 8:00 p.m. featuring Tony! Toni! Tone! with opening act Heatwave.
Invited guests for the ribbon cutting ceremony are Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg, Sen. Dr. Richard Pan, Assemblymember Jim Cooper, Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, and Sacramento City Council Member Rick Jennings. In addition, Sacramento Councilmember Allen Warren, Sacramento Councilmember Larry Carr, Alice Huffman, President NAACP California and Hawaii Conference, and Sacramento Observer President Larry Lee round out the notables at the ceremonial event.
The NAACP is the oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization in the United States. The principle objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of not only minority groups but all citizens of the United States.
“The history of the Sacramento Branch is the history of Sacramento City. This exhibit should be on everyone’s list of things to do” said Stephen T. Webb, president of the local branch.
“As Chair of the Centennial Committee, I am very proud of our history and this exhibit,” said 1st Vice President Betty Williams.
“Special thanks goes to Michael Benjamin, Cynthia Brooks and my Co-chair Aliane Murphy-Hasan for their contributions which made this exhibit a huge success,” Williams added.
The fair runs from July 8-24. Advance ticket start at $6 for children, $8 for seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets available at CAStateFair.org/Tickets.