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Witherspoon Remembered at NAACP Gala


November 4, 2021

Lugene Shelly

Donald E. Witherspoon's brother, Jeremiah (shown) spoke about Witherspoon's life and devotion during the Blair County NAACP Freedom Fighter Gala.

The late Donald E. Witherspoon, the longtime president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Blair County chapter, was honored at the First Annual Blair County NAACP Freedom Fighter Gala held at the Casino at Lakemont Park on Oct. 27. Witherspoon, who was raised in Claysburg and graduated from Claysburg-Kimmel High School in 1962, died at the age of 77 on Dec. 26, 2020.

One of those remembering Witherspoon at the podium was his brother, Jeremiah. Jeremiah recounted Donald's devotion to his wife Linda and family, and the good deeds he did within the co...

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