SACRAMENTO, CA (6/12/23) – The California Hawaii State Conference NAACP will be hosting its 11th annual Legacy Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel located at 1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, honoring 1968 Olympic gold medalist Dr. Tommie Smith and bronze medalist Dr. John Carlos and 1967 Olympic Project for Human Rights co-organizers Dr. Harry Edwards and Dr. Kenneth Noel.
Branch Table: $2000
Non-Branch Table: $2500
“Dr. Tommie Smith, Dr. John Carlos, Dr. Harry Edwards and Dr. Kenneth Noel’s dedication to civil rights and equity is one to be remembered for ages,“ said CA/HI NAACP President Rick Callender. “Their commitment to justice has made waves outside of just the field of sports and for that, we would like to celebrate their sacrifice and accomplishments by inducting them into the California Hawaii NAACP Legacy Hall of Fame.”
The Legacy Hall of Fame allows the CA/HI NAACP to honor outstanding community leaders
who have fought tirelessly to advance the civil rights movement and creates funding for local
unit capacity building, youth leadership programs and NextGen Leadership programs and
initiatives. This year’s ceremony will honor the 2023 CA/HI NAACP Legacy Hall of Fame inductees Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The ceremony will bring together NAACP members, corporate partners, supporters and future leaders of the Youth & College Division.
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.