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The Honorable Denise Deberry Brown Of Louisville, Kentucky To Be Keynote Speaker At The A.P.R.I Annual Scholarship Banquet April 8, 2017

The Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will hold its annual Scholarship Award Banquet Saturday, April 8th at Link’s Wonderland. The event begins at 6pm with dinner and entertainment.

Qualifying high school seniors are eligible to receive the Charles Redd’s A. Philip Randolph Scholarship based upon a set criteria. The scholarship will assist the student(s) with a college need.


Judge Denise Deberry Brown will be the featured Keynote Speaker. The Honorable Brown earned her B.A. from Howard University and her Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law University of Louisville. She is a licensed and ordained minister at the First Gethsemane Baptist Church. Her active memberships include Kentucky, Louisville as well as National Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Louisville alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 6 p.m.

Where: Link’s Wonderland 1711 E. Creighton Ave., Fort Wayne.

Cost: $35 each, includes meal and entertainment.

Contact: Scholarship Committee Chair LaDonna Sims (260) 749-1102 ladonna.sims to purchase tickets.

About the Scholarship: A. Philip Randolph and Charles Redd shared a common vision for equality, and political and community activism. Former Fort Wayne City Council member Charles Redd worked tirelessly for the community for more than 40 years. A true civil rights champion, Redd was committed to ensuring that the people of Northeast Indiana had opportunities to become involved and informed. A. Philip Randolph was one of America’s foremost human and civil rights leaders. Freedom, Randolph believed, is only possible in an environment of political, social, and economic security. A. Philip Randolph Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Our officers, board of directors, and members are committed to increasing civic participation.