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NAACP to honor students for anti-gun violence activism

A sign that says "Thoughts and prayers are not enough," with the Renaissance Center in the background.
Brian Wybenga
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Signs from the March for Our Lives in Detroit.

The Detroit NAACP branch will recognize students from about a half-dozen Detroit-area high schools for their activism, including participation in protests to end gun violence.

The civil rights organization will present the honor during the 63rd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner on May 6 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Students also will present a tribute honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work.

The dinner is the largest fundraiser by the Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The organization says it draws 10,000 people each year.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey will deliver the keynote.

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