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Several renowned guests attended the Charleston Branch NAACP's 94th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday night, most notable of which was U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The speech had many of the expected national undertones as we approach the mid-term elections. If you'd like to read what she had to say I'll point you to the near-transcript at NBC News 2.
Meanwhile The Post and Courier has a more traditional news write-up that has more about the general feel of the event and remarks by others; read their report here.
There was also a set of competing fundraisers and a protest on King Street; details here.