NAACP Tri County Branch


Annual Freedom Awards Banquet

The NAACP Tri-County Branch invites you to its annual Freedom Awards Banquet. This year, for the first time, we are happy to announce that the banquet will be breakfast rather than dinner, and that it will be catered by Rhoda P’s. The breakfast will be part of this year’s Juneteenth celebration activities. We hope to see you Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 9am at the historic Tuscumbia Railroad Depot Roundhouse, 204 West Fifth Street in Tuscumbia, Alabama. A table of eight can be purchased for $240.00 and individual tickets are available for $30.00 each.

At our annual Banquet, we will honor individuals and organizations with Freedom Awards as our way of thanking them for their contributions to northwest Alabama.

Ads in our souvenir program for the 30th Annual Freedom Award Banquet are available at $35.00 for a quarter page, $60.00 for half a page, $100.00 for a full page, $150.00 for the inside front or back cover, and $200.00 for the back cover. Patron ads are $20. Please send your ad along with payment to NAACP at Post Office Box 2110, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35662.

We encourage you to join the NAACP, and welcome everyone to attend our monthly meetings. Our annual Freedom Awards Banquet will be an evening of celebration of our shared interests and mutual goals for the community. We hope you will celebrate Juneteenth by joining us for the 2023 NAACP Tri-County Freedom Awards Breakfast Banquet!

Welcome to the NAACP’s Tri-County Branch of Alabama, servicing Colbert, Lauderdale, & Franklin Counties. Our mission is to promote the cooperation amongst the citizens of Northwest Alabama, to increase the involvement of each citizen to achieve political, educational, social, and economic equality, and to work toward the elimination of racial hatred and discrimination amongst all people.

Message from the President

The NAACP is here to speak on behalf of those who need their voices amplified. We are here to advocate for those who seek justice. We stand for right. We will not settle complacently for what is when our vision and our faith have shown us what can be. We encourage each of you to stand with us, and to be part of the solution. There are those who make petty and evil attempts to divide and conquer us. We pray that you will “do better, and be better”. There are those who are both selfish and self-serving. We pray that you will evolve. With God on our side, no weapons can harm us. United we stand. And when we choose to fight for right, we will win.

Tori Bailey, President
NAACP Tri-County Branch

Tri-County Branch 2020-22 Officers

  • President – Ms. Tori Bailey (Colbert County), Chair Workshop
  • 1st Vice President – Commander Jessie Qualls (Lauderdale County), Chair Veterans Affairs
  • 2nd Vice President – Mrs. Sheryl Hamilton (Franklin County), Historian
  • 3rd Vice President – Pastor Wesley Thompson (Colbert County), Chair Religious Affairs
  • Secretary – Tonyia Carter, Chair Communications
  • Assistant Secretary – Mrs. Ann Underwood, Finance Committee
  • Treasurer – Bettie Robinson, Chair Finance Committee
  • Assistant Treasurer – Ms. Audrey Mitchell, UNA Advisor Youth/Education/ACT-SO
  • Parliamentarian – Mr. Ollie Underwood, Parliamentarian

Executive Committee Members & Standing Committee Chairs (2020-22)

Executive Committee

  • Wesley Thompson (3rd VP), Chair Religious Affairs
  • James Garner, Chair Youth/Education/ACT-SO
  • Ulysses “Foot” Burt, Chair Housing
  • John Williams, Chair Legal Redress
  • Joseph Mitchum, Chair Political Action
  • Kaytrina Cole Coffey, Workshop Committee
  • Steve Stanley, Chair Economic Affairs
  • Nellie Vinson, Co-Chair Health
  • Robert Potts, Legal Redress Advisor
  • Komarvo Denton, Vice Chair Redress
  • Stephen Gill, Co-Chair Membership
  • Roslyn Taylor, Chair WIN
  • Katerina Cole Coffey, Chair Health