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2013 Princeton Committee Annual Fall Benefit

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Event Date(s): 
Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Stuart Country Day School
1200 Stuart Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
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A Conversation With

Sherrilyn A. Ifill

LDF's 7th President and Director-Counsel

The Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) will host its annual Fall Benefit on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., at the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ.

We are pleased to share with you that this year’s program will have two components: a conversation with Sherrilyn A. Ifill, LDF’s President and Director-Counsel and an presentation by Peter Nesbett, an art historian, Jacob Lawrence expert and Senior Specialist at the Pew Center.  

During this program, President and Director-Counsel Ifill will provide our guests with a brief analysis of the United States Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 Civil Rights Cases.  For the second portion of the program, Mr. Nesbett will discuss the history of ‘Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, 1940-1941. 

This year’s program, hosted by the Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. illustrates two important goals of the Princeton Committee. The first is the reason for our founding—to support the leadership of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF).  The Committee is proud to introduce and welcome Sherrilyn to the Princeton Community.

The second goal is to be linked in service to our community which this year we will do by collaborating with an award-winning tribute to black history sponsored by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO). On Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2013, the PSO presents concerts and a family festival to commemorate 2013 as the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Drawing on the music of composer Derek Bermel and colorful tempura panels by artist Jacob Lawrence, the PSO spotlights the early decades of the 20th century when Black Americans migrated north in large numbers in search of better lives.

Headlining the concerts will be Bermel’s stunningly creative jazz concerto Migration Series to be performed by the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra accompanied by the PSO.  Bermel uses jazz idioms to represent painter Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, a groundbreaking series of 60 folk-art panels. Throughout September and October, several cultural organizations will present free programming about the Great Migration: the Princeton University Art Museum, The Princeton Public Library, The Historical Society of Princeton and the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.

Members and supporters of LDF and their families are invited to attend the PSO Migration Series events.  Click here for a complete list of events, times and venues.

To receive an LDF discount to ticketed events, call the PSO at 609-497-0020 and mention LDF.