Calvert NAACP luncheon to spotlight WWI soldiers
The Calvert County NAACP will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant, 155 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach.
The event, which has adopted the theme “Don’t Hate — Vote,” will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, as well as the 100th anniversary of the NAACP’s fight to save the lives of black soldiers falsely accused of murder. There will also be a film that chronicles the little known history of the largest murder trial in United States military history, which resulted in the execution of 19 black soldiers and life sentences for 63 others, according to a press release.
In addition, there will be a tribute to World War I privates and Calvert County residents Alonzo Brown, James Butler, Willis Curtis, John Gross, Thornton Gorman, Joseph S. Jones and Benjamin Kent, black Calvert County soldiers who lost their lives during the war.
Tickets are $50, $55 at the door. For more information, call 410-474-9420, 410-535-0413 or 443-968-1152.