Forrest Tuff Receives Nomination for the

NAACP DeKalb Thurgood Marshall Award

Thursday, Oct 24 2019 @ 10:00 AM

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Community leader and business executive, Forrest Tuff, has been nominated for the Thurgood Marshall Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch. The award named in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall recognizes individuals that are committed, in word and action, to the cause of civil rights and community leadership in the United States.

Forrest Tuff, the CEO of One Vision Productions, is a community activist, servant leader, and philanthropist. He started a Pay It Forward grant that is annually awarded to a nonprofit, and actively volunteers with several organizations.

 

Tuff is a Community Ambassador for youthSpark, an organization committed to combating youth trafficking, a SCORE-Certified pro bono business mentor, and a Community Partner with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia. He has also done missions work abroad, where his efforts helped establish schools in Mexico and the Philippines.

 

NAACP DeKalb County Branch is honored to recognize the significant contributions of community leaders who represent our diverse DeKalb County population.

 

This year’s theme is “The Promise of America is Not the Same Promise to Us”. This year’s gala will honor eight great leaders in the community that have made noteworthy achievements toward civil rights. They will also be presenting the inaugural Women of the Year Award.

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In addition, the gala raises funds for the Branch to implement effective local and National NAACP civil rights programs with focus in the areas of education, civic engagement, economic sustainability, health, public safety, criminal justice and youth work. The DeKalb Branch of the NAACP has been faithfully serving the community for 64 years with the mission of advocating for political, educational, social, and economic equality for all citizens, as well as eradicating racial injustice.

 

“It is truly a blessing and an honor to be named among such esteemed community leaders, attorneys, and judges” said Tuff. “It’s very humbling.”

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