DETROIT (AP) -- Harvard University law professor Charles Ogletree Jr. will deliver the keynote at the Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.
The annual event begins Sunday evening at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. It's the Detroit branch's largest fundraiser, drawing about 10,000 people each year.
Ogletree is an author and founder of Harvard's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California delivered the keynote last year.
Attorney General Eric Holder gave the 2012 keynote. Other recent speakers have included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., and former President Bill Clinton.