Join NBC 5 and the Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP to Celebrate the Arts!
The Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP will virtually host the 43rd Annual Dr. George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Celebration on Friday, October 16, at 7 p.m. The special honoree, Eugene Lee, is an accomplished writer, actor, director and playwright who grew up in Fort Worth.
The theme of this year’s event is “A Tribute to the Arts.” Registration is required at https://naacpfwtc.eventbrite.com. Donations are encouraged; however, general admission is free. The event is a salute to African American influence in the Arts.
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The celebration will include an insightful interview with Eugene Lee by NBC 5’s Laura Harris. In the interview, he reveals his journey from Fort Worth to Broadway to the Silver Screen. The virtual event includes video appearances from his childhood and industry friends. There will also be featured performances carried out by Fort Worth’s NAACP ACT-SO students.
Eugene Lee’s acting credits include, the Broadway productions of American Son, Two Trains Running and Gem of the Ocean. As a young man, he did a command performance of “A Raisin in the Sun” for President Lyndon B. Johnson. He has performed in over 200 television movies and series on ABC, NBC, CBS and most recently in Showtime’s “Homeland.” His television writing credits include episodes of hit shows on NBC, CBS, and Nickelodeon. He has also appeared on stages across the country and the globe while working with other professionals such as Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Kerry Washington to name a few.
Eugene Lee’s written characters come to life through his plays, which have been produced on stages in areas such as Los Angeles, New York, The Royal Court Theatre in London and the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth. Lee is also an Artist in Residence and an Artistic Director of the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference at Texas State University, where he also has the honor of being a designated Distinguished Alumnus.
General admission is free. Sponsorship and donations are needed. To learn more about Eugene Lee’s story and to celebrate the arts with the Fort Worth NAACP at this year’s virtual Freedom Fund Celebration, register and donate today at https://naacpfwtc.eventbrite.com.
Fort Worth and Tarrant County NAACP
43rd Annual Dr. George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Celebration
Friday, October 16