Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP Hosts Annual Jubilee Day Celebration

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP will host its annual Jubilee Day celebration on Jan.1. 

Organizers said, "Jubilee Day affords African-Americans and the at-large community the opportunity to come together once a year to celebrate freedom from slavery. Jubilee Day is a time when the history of suffering endured under slavery is remembered; the experience of segregation is recounted; the courageous efforts of individuals who fought to end slavery is recognized; and the strategies for facing equality and justice for future are reshaped. Of special significance, this is the 150th anniversary of the signing and issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation by then President Abraham Lincoln."

The clebration will be held on Jan. 1, at Hamlet Chapel CME, located at 2510 Cowart Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37408, with the Reverend Dewayne Moore serving as host pastor. The program will begin at 11 a.m. The primary speaker for this occasion will be Jerry Redman of Second Life Chattanooga, whose organizational mission includes the total eradication of Trafficking. There will also be a special presentation that recognizes and commemorates the contributions of local United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Solider reenactors, and their efforts in highlighting these important historical aspects throughout our community.

For any questions, please contact 423 432-9776 or e-mail chattanooganaacp@comcast.net


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