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By Wanda Howard

NAACP Hosts Special Black History Event

Learn about "Heroes and SHeroes"


Last updated 2/11/2019 at 11:05am

Lake Wales NAACP Branch #5109 is hosting its first annual "Unsung Heroes and SHeroes of Black History" event at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the James P. Austin Community Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

John Kimbrough, Jr. will be guest speaker. The event is free but a public offering will be accepted. Public offering will be accepted!

Kimbrough was born in Polk County on February 18, 1995, the son of John Kimbrough Jr. and Darlene Kimbrough. From a young age he knew that he wanted to be a lawyer and help the community as well as be in a courtroom as much as possible.

John graduated from Lake Wales High School in 2013. He attended Florida A&M University, studying political science with a minor in pre-law. While at FAMU, he was in numerous student organizations including Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (serving as treasurer), the National PanHellenic Council, and the Student Government Association.

John's passion for the law and his desire to serve his community grew. He attended the FSU Law Summer for undergraduates. At FAMU, he took a mock trial class that was his first introduction to what would soon become his passion, trial work.

After graduating from FAMU, summa cum laude, in 2016, John attended Stetson University College of Law where he is currently in his last semester, on Stetson's top ranked trial team and has won the National Trial Competition's Regional championship.

John is a Stetson Ambassador, Academic Success Fellow, Student Legislative Representative, and teaching assistant. John tells people he loves the Lord. He teaches a weekly Bible Study and preaches youth service at GST: The Family Church. John will be graduating from Stetson Law on May 18, 2019. He is looking forward to starting his career as an attorney and giving back to his community.

For more information, contact NAACP Branch President Wanda Howard at 863-604-9303.


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