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News Release
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Civil-Rights Leader, Former NAACP Branch President,
Tammie Lang Campbell, to Speak at
University of Houston NAACP's Seventh Annual Gala

HOUSTON - Tammie Lang Campbell, founder and executive director of The Honey Brown Hope Foundation and former president of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Missouri City and Vicinity Branch, will serve as the keynote speaker at the University of Houston (central) NAACP Chapter's Seventh Annual Gala on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Stephen Power Farish Hall's Kiva Room on the university's campus (click for directions). The event's theme is "The History Articles" and Campbell will share with the attendees why "Our Past is the Wisdom that our Present and Future Stand on." "We stand to loose everything our forefathers stood-up for when we don't leverage the wisdom gained from our past," said Tammie Lang Campbell, founder and executive director of The Honey Brown Hope Foundation. "This event promotes reflection and growth among young people and that's why I'm pleased to participate."

Tammie Lang Campbell took a quantum leap from rural Mississippi to a nationally recognized civil-rights leader and founder of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation. Some of her most notable initiatives include:

  • creating an annual diversity appreciation and environmental awareness calendar, "We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green;"
  • petitioning several dictionaries to redefine the n-word in 1991, getting the NAACP involved and holding a symbolic n-word burial in 2007; and
  • serving on Harvard University's Civil Rights Project: School to Prison Pipeline Roundtable Discussion.

Her efforts to address cultural insensitivity have been featured nationally and locally on/in CNN, World News ABC, Manhattan City Hall News, Canada Raw News, Crisis Magazine, The Grio, Houston Chronicle and Texas Monthly Magazine.

Campbell served as president of NAACP-Missouri City & Vicinity Branch and as the Education Chair of Texas State NAACP Conference. She is the recipient of the: Aetna Insurance/ Magic Johnson, Jefferson, Top 25 Women of Houston, The Houston Sun's Woman of Power and Purpose, YMCA Minority Achievers, North Houston Frontiers' Drum Major, Anti-Defamation League and National NAACP-Kraft Foods Image awards. She has also been recognized by both Texas and Hawaii House of Representatives. Campbell was noted in 2005 and 2006 issues of Sophisticate's Black Hair Magazine as the "Role Model Beyond Beauty" among celebrities: Gabrielle Union, Beyoncé, Oprah, Halle Berry, Patti Labelle and civil rights leader - Rosa Parks.

"We are excited to have Mrs. Campbell, an esteemed civil-rights advocate and former leader in our organization who has been on the forefront of change, share her experiences and remind us why we must never forget the past," said Jessie Smith, president, NAACP-University of Houston Chapter, Unit 6806.

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