Thursday, August 7, 2008

Descendants of Freedmen Association Meeting August 9

The Descendants of Freedmen Association will host its next meeting on Saturday August 9th beginning at 2pm.
The meeting will be held at the Martin Luther King Center, 627 N Third Street, Muskogee Okla.
Advocate Wayne Thompson and Descendants President Marilyn Vann will update attendants on the recent Appeals Court ruling on the Vann Federal lawsuit.

Genealogy "tips" will also be given by org Vice President Ron Graham. An official from the the Muskogee NAACP will also address meeting attendants.. The meeting is free and open to the general public. Meeting attendants are requested to bring a "covered dish" to share with others.

On, July 29th, the DC Court of Appeals ruled that the Cherokee freedmen plaintiffs in the case Vann versus Kempthorne may continue their case; the case was remanded back to the district Court of Judge Henry Kennedy

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1 comment:

stand your ground said...

I want to congratulate Jon Velie and the Freedmen for their tenacity and strong belief to set things right.Gods speed in their fight-eventually A WIN WILL AFFECT ALL CORRUPT TRIBES.