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Reide to speak at NAACP's Freedom Fund Banquet

Sep. 30, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Dr. Jerome Reide, an attorney and longtime civil rights activist, will be the keynote speaker at the Huntington-Cabell Branch of the NAACP's Freedom Fund Banquet.

The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center at Marshall University. For tickets, call 304-529-4692.

Reide has a long involvement with the NAACP, serving at the regional field director for the Midwestern Units of the organization. Previously, he has served as deputy director of National Field Operations, director of Midwest Region III and regional development director for the NAACP Special Contribution Fund.

He is a member of the State Bar for Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District, the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association.

Reide is vice chair of the Civil Rights Committee Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities for the American Bar Association. He has served as a co-editor of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Human Rights magazine, which covered human rights during national disasters.

Reide has taught at Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, the State University of New York's Center for Labor Studies, and Bowie State University. He has also worked as a syndicated investigative TV reporter and public relations writer.

Reide is married with twin daughters.