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December 19, 2014

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Dinner featuring civil rights leader John Lewis to honor Berkley

The First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Vegas is holding a dinner to honor former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley that will feature a keynote speech by civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on Nov. 9.

Lewis, who was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963, is the sole surviving speaker from the historic civil rights event.

The dinner at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino will honor Berkley's life and political career. Berkley served seven terms representing Nevada's 1st Congressional District before losing a 2012 bid for the U.S. Senate.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used to establish a scholarship fund in Berkley's name. Proceeds also will go to the FAME Food Pantry and REW MInistry Foundation.

The $100 tickets can be purchased by contacting Barbara Beasley and FAME's administrative office: 702-649-1774 or [email protected]

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