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Nancy Pelosi speaks at Freedom Fund dinner

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi delivered the keynote address Sunday night at the Detroit Branch of the NAACP's 58th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. The dinner was expected to draw 10,000 people to Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Before the big event, several leaders spoke at a news conference including Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.

Click on the video player to watch Alexis Wiley's report.

Pelosi is the House Democratic leader. She's served in Congress for a quarter of a century representing a San Francisco district; she was the first woman speaker of the House. Attorney General Eric Holder gave last year's keynote address. Other recent speakers have included civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., and former President Bill Clinton.

The event is the largest fundraiser for the Detroit chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and is considered one of the largest sit-down dinners in the country.

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