By Patrice Smith
South Carolina District 90 Representative Justin Bamberg is the featured speaker for the Colleton County NAACP’s 32nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet. Bamberg, a personal injury trial lawyer has recently emerged as a rising star among his peers for serving clients in several high profile officer involved cases. He represented the family of Walter Scott and negotiated the largest pre-suit settlement of its kind in South Carolina history.
Bamberg also represented the families of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bryant Heyward in Hollywood, South Carolina and Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was recently retained by Kamiyah Mobley, a Walterboro resident who was abducted at birth, to help her obtain identification and a Social Security card.
The theme of this year’s Freedom Fund banquet is ‘Steadfast and Immovable’. Newly elected NAACP chapter president Lynette Fryar says the aim is to bring people together and to speak as one voice.
“We are working to bridge the gap and make Colleton County a better place in which to live. We want everyone to have the same goals and objectives.”
Fryar says the chapter is in a re-building mode and they are looking for persons interested in becoming a member.
The Freedom fund Banquet will take place Saturday, June 24th at 6 p.m. at Colleton County Middle School, 1379 Tuskegee Airman Drive in Walterboro. Everyone is invited to attend.